A Work In Progress

contemplation

I would be a liar to say I don’t get upset when days are altered. With daily routines, rituals, and patterns that bring peace to my being, it doesn’t take much for the human side to be thrown off course.

Recently at the local gym the steam room goes out, causing great distress on its members. Trying to overcome the fear of not being able to meditate, clear my head, or just be…emitting toxins from my body, I recognize my angst of not being able to use the steam. In my angst I look to another gym, hoping they’ll allow me to use their facility for a week. To my surprise their steam room is out as well. The irony here is not so much that the steam rooms are both out, but that I have found anxiety in something so small.

With our busy schedules it is very easy to get knocked off course…off our course of peace, love and compassion. When our day is complete…work is done. We must tap into our reserves…especially when there may be young ones waiting for us at home. They do not care about the mundane schedule, the busy day, or the many difficulties endured…all that matters to them is you are home. Your undivided attention…that is all they seek. Dig deep, give them everything you have. Change your schedule; check the emotions at the door. They grow up so quickly! Ask any parent as they will say, ”spend every moment with them…they grow up too fast!”

So instead of the steam room, I retreat to nature once again.  There are many alternatives to finding peace and quietude. Nature can play a key role in finding peace…20 minutes per day is equal to a whole week retreat.

During my self-discovery, I uncover more growth opportunity.  I discover that even though I am calm and at peace, there are moments that still bring angst into my day. I am okay with this as I grow forward. My wish for you today is…whatever troubles you, whatever brings angst in your day, may you sit with it, embrace it, and allow it to grow into something brighter.

The irony to my lesson was that as soon as I released the angst of what I thought should be my plan, the steam room miraculously was fixed.

Zen3

The Irony of Man is not a new problem, but a repeating cyclical behavior passed down from generation to generation. Aristophanes referred to this as eiron, Greek word for Irony, and applied its usage to any shady or annoying characters. The Irony in itself was that Aristophanes himself was a ’jokester’ and often annoyed others within his time. Classic case of projecting shadows onto another.

Carl Jung proved the shadow effect to be that of projection of oneself onto another: In some cases we see positive in another, wishing we could be more like them; In others we see negative aspects of ourselves we do not care for, commenting on them as ”Ironic” or as Aristophanes called annoying.

The first example is self-explanatory as we want to be more like that which we desire to become, thereby causing a natural gravitational pull towards positive people in our lives. The second is not so clear.

Our thoughts and attitudes need persistent training in a world so intent on convincing us that we are who we are not and that we are not who, in fact, we are. ~Debbie Ford

While projecting Shadows, we not only display judgment through bitterness but also express malicious verbal accusations of another. Failing to realize we are merely looking into the mirror with our own reflection projecting onto others, we find disgust with not just them but subconsciously ourselves. Those who remain in their own shadows either stay in darkness or turn towards the light.

We can chase our shadows of doubt or we can turn our attention towards the source of Light, leaving our shadows behind us forever. ~Joseph

Our shadows have ability to shine brightly, as the source of Light, through which awareness and mindfulness is achieved. Remain in the shadows and that is where we remain. Turning attention towards source energy, we receive lessons of acceptance for all (you, me, he, she, we, they): Acceptance for all ironies of life, finding humor in the ironic behavior of man.

Isn’t it ironic that we pay for gym memberships when we could easily walk outside, getting more fresh air, vitamin D and an over-whelming feeling of well-being? We pay for ’Coaches’ to tell us how to live, when we need only sit and ponder our lives. We want to get healthier but are unwilling to make changes in diets or lifestyles, instead paying someone to keep us on track. We have known health issues, but fail to change our ways…further paying someone to aid us with our health…usually in the form of a convenient pill. Our lives are filled with ironies.

Is it a case of laziness or subscribing in a belief of doing something every moment, forgetting to reconnect with the Canvas of Life.  The Canvas of Life has no rules, but has consequences.  We can choose to take our time while painting our canvas or we can rush through it, splattering paint everywhere with little care in how it falls. One can yield a peaceful, tranquil moment while embracing the Canvas and the other yields chaos, angst often misery.  Misery brought on by deadlines and timelines…always living for the clock… missing the beauty provided by the Canvas.

While our moments may not always be what we expect them to be, it can be enjoyable no matter what. The Irony of Man does not have to complete the cycle anymore. We can actually break the cycle of Irony and begin a new cycle: a cycle that includes awareness, forgiveness, gratitude and Love. Wait no longer…change our worldly view. Turn from the shadows of darkness and turn towards the light.

If all we have in our hearts is Love, there can be room for nothing else. ~Joseph

While the Pilgrim subscribes to the Irony of Man allowing the cycle to continue in his lineage, the Warrior (Ani Po) subscribes to a new irony…one of serendipity. On a personal level it can change with a single thought. On a global level, same thought. We find in ourselves, and in others, that not one human being is perfect. In this recognition we find perfection in all the imperfections.

now

Have you ever wanted to do something in your life, but didn’t know where to begin? or possibly afraid of stepping out of the comfort zone? We all have this burning desire to do something that makes an impact in our lives. Some are fortunate to live the dream at any early age, but for many they will die without ever playing their music. Wayne Dyer often speaks, ”Don’t Die with your Music still in you.”

It is my turn.  Not knowing where I am going with this, I take the first steps.  Feeling naked and vulnerable I move forward into the unknown. Most people do their due diligence and take years to research without ever lifting a finger towards their dream. Equipped with only the basics, proceeding forward…living the Dream.

Often times we set out on task not knowing the direction, but we have a result in mind…ever wonder in awe about how it got finished? When we establish end results, details automatically get filled in. The details are not necessarily filled in by our own works. See the end…but then trust that Universe will take care of the details…she always does.

I hope the writings on this blog inspire many, spark fire within others and help those lost be found once more. The messages will be raw and unfiltered (for now) and will grow into something that which I have not figured out. Waves of Gratitude and Love are sent to those who support me on my journey of life and so it begins.

With only an idea in my back pocket and intent in my Heart, I set out on a journey of a lifetime…dropping seeds of Hope, Love and Peace…for I am a work in progress.

Stepping into the canvas with new light of serendipity.  As our habits become old, we acquire habits of new. Whatever troubles you through the day, bring thanks to your being…let it go, trusting ‘all is good.’ Stepping with our own angst, we begin walking in a new light. Have a glorious day and may your day be filled with new habits of Love and Light. With every step, every thought…may it be aligned with the seven generations. With our ability to alter the cycles, we align our thoughts with that of source energy. Focusing on our shadow, we remain in darkness: focusing on Light, we Shine On into another day. Shine On…we are a work in progress.

celebrate

 

Projecting Shadows

Our thoughts and attitudes need persistent training in a world so intent on convincing us that we are who we are not and that we are not who, in fact, we are. ~Debbie Ford

While projecting Shadows, we not only display judgment through bitterness but also express malicious verbal accusations of another. Failing to realize we are merely looking into the mirror with our own reflection projecting onto others, we find disgust with not just them but subconsciously ourselves. Those who remain in their own shadows either stay in darkness or turn towards the light.

projecting shadows

A Work In Progress

contemplation

I would be a liar to say I don’t get upset when days are altered. With daily routines, rituals, and patterns that bring peace to my being, it doesn’t take much for the human side to be thrown off course.

Recently at the local gym the steam room goes out, causing great distress on its members. Trying to overcome the fear of not being able to meditate, clear my head, or just be…emitting toxins from my body, I recognize my angst of not being able to use the steam. In my angst I look to another gym, hoping they’ll allow me to use their facility for a week. To my surprise their steam room is out as well. The irony here is not so much that the steam rooms are both out, but that I have found anxiety in something so small.

With our busy schedules it is very easy to get knocked off course…off our course of peace, love and compassion. When our day is complete…work is done. We must tap into our reserves…especially when there may be young ones waiting for us at home. They do not care about the mundane schedule, the busy day, or the many difficulties endured…all that matters to them is you are home. Your undivided attention…that is all they seek. Dig deep, give them everything you have. Change your schedule; check the emotions at the door. They grow up so quickly! Ask any parent as they will say, ”spend every moment with them…they grow up too fast!”

So instead of the steam room, I retreat to nature once again.  There are many alternatives to finding peace and quietude. Nature can play a key role in finding peace…20 minutes per day is equal to a whole week retreat.

During my self-discovery, I uncover more growth opportunity.  I discover that even though I am calm and at peace, there are moments that still bring angst into my day. I am okay with this as I grow forward. My wish for you today is…whatever troubles you, whatever brings angst in your day, may you sit with it, embrace it, and allow it to grow into something brighter.

The irony to my lesson was that as soon as I released the angst of what I thought should be my plan, the steam room miraculously was fixed.

Zen3

The Irony of Man is not a new problem, but a repeating cyclical behavior passed down from generation to generation. Aristophanes referred to this as eiron, Greek word for Irony, and applied its usage to any shady or annoying characters. The Irony in itself was that Aristophanes himself was a ’jokester’ and often annoyed others within his time. Classic case of projecting shadows onto another.

Carl Jung proved the shadow effect to be that of projection of oneself onto another: In some cases we see positive in another, wishing we could be more like them; In others we see negative aspects of ourselves we do not care for, commenting on them as ”Ironic” or as Aristophanes called annoying.

The first example is self-explanatory as we want to be more like that which we desire to become, thereby causing a natural gravitational pull towards positive people in our lives. The second is not so clear.

Our thoughts and attitudes need persistent training in a world so intent on convincing us that we are who we are not and that we are not who, in fact, we are. ~Debbie Ford

While projecting Shadows, we not only display judgment through bitterness but also express malicious verbal accusations of another. Failing to realize we are merely looking into the mirror with our own reflection projecting onto others, we find disgust with not just them but subconsciously ourselves. Those who remain in their own shadows either stay in darkness or turn towards the light.

We can chase our shadows of doubt or we can turn our attention towards the source of Light, leaving our shadows behind us forever. ~Joseph

Our shadows have ability to shine brightly, as the source of Light, through which awareness and mindfulness is achieved. Remain in the shadows and that is where we remain. Turning attention towards source energy, we receive lessons of acceptance for all (you, me, he, she, we, they): Acceptance for all ironies of life, finding humor in the ironic behavior of man.

Isn’t it ironic that we pay for gym memberships when we could easily walk outside, getting more fresh air, vitamin D and an over-whelming feeling of well-being? We pay for ’Coaches’ to tell us how to live, when we need only sit and ponder our lives. We want to get healthier but are unwilling to make changes in diets or lifestyles, instead paying someone to keep us on track. We have known health issues, but fail to change our ways…further paying someone to aid us with our health…usually in the form of a convenient pill. Our lives are filled with ironies.

Is it a case of laziness or subscribing in a belief of doing something every moment, forgetting to reconnect with the Canvas of Life.  The Canvas of Life has no rules, but has consequences.  We can choose to take our time while painting our canvas or we can rush through it, splattering paint everywhere with little care in how it falls. One can yield a peaceful, tranquil moment while embracing the Canvas and the other yields chaos, angst often misery.  Misery brought on by deadlines and timelines…always living for the clock… missing the beauty provided by the Canvas.

While our moments may not always be what we expect them to be, it can be enjoyable no matter what. The Irony of Man does not have to complete the cycle anymore. We can actually break the cycle of Irony and begin a new cycle: a cycle that includes awareness, forgiveness, gratitude and Love. Wait no longer…change our worldly view. Turn from the shadows of darkness and turn towards the light.

If all we have in our hearts is Love, there can be room for nothing else. ~Joseph

While the Pilgrim subscribes to the Irony of Man allowing the cycle to continue in his lineage, the Warrior (Ani Po) subscribes to a new irony…one of serendipity. On a personal level it can change with a single thought. On a global level, same thought. We find in ourselves, and in others, that not one human being is perfect. In this recognition we find perfection in all the imperfections.

now

Have you ever wanted to do something in your life, but didn’t know where to begin? or possibly afraid of stepping out of the comfort zone? We all have this burning desire to do something that makes an impact in our lives. Some are fortunate to live the dream at any early age, but for many they will die without ever playing their music. Wayne Dyer often speaks, ”Don’t Die with your Music still in you.”

It is my turn.  Not knowing where I am going with this, I take the first steps.  Feeling naked and vulnerable I move forward into the unknown. Most people do their due diligence and take years to research without ever lifting a finger towards their dream. Equipped with only the basics, proceeding forward…living the Dream.

Often times we set out on task not knowing the direction, but we have a result in mind…ever wonder in awe about how it got finished? When we establish end results, details automatically get filled in. The details are not necessarily filled in by our own works. See the end…but then trust that Universe will take care of the details…she always does.

I hope the writings on this blog inspire many, spark fire within others and help those lost be found once more. The messages will be raw and unfiltered (for now) and will grow into something that which I have not figured out. Waves of Gratitude and Love are sent to those who support me on my journey of life and so it begins.

With only an idea in my back pocket and intent in my Heart, I set out on a journey of a lifetime…dropping seeds of Hope, Love and Peace…for I am a work in progress.

Stepping into the canvas with new light of serendipity.  As our habits become old, we acquire habits of new. Whatever troubles you through the day, bring thanks to your being…let it go, trusting ‘all is good.’ Stepping with our own angst, we begin walking in a new light. Have a glorious day and may your day be filled with new habits of Love and Light. With every step, every thought…may it be aligned with the seven generations. With our ability to alter the cycles, we align our thoughts with that of source energy. Focusing on our shadow, we remain in darkness: focusing on Light, we Shine On into another day. Shine On…we are a work in progress.

celebrate

 

Stepping Into Extraordinary

With each new day we have a choice to live as authentically as we can, ignoring the beliefs of old. Stepping into the new, creating the life we were meant to enjoy and accepting beliefs of a new era.

The first step towards happiness is often the most difficult, for we cannot let go of our old beliefs. Let go now…witness the shift towards happiness. Once the first step is taken, the taste of freedom shall be yours and you will not go back to the way you were. The next step towards happiness is easier, the next even easier…and so on.

With a new outlook on life, everything will taste sweeter, smell better and you will feel freer than ever before. Listen to the voice within…it is saying, “Now is the Time.” Take the step towards happiness and one day you will declare “Ani Po.”

(*Ani Po is Hebrew for “I Am Here”)

Stepping into the Canvas is about taking the first steps into the Canvas of Life.  It is said that God is the Creator and nature is His Canvas. In a world of technologies, distractions and light-speed evolution, we remain in darkness. Truth is laid before us, falsely, by our collective whole.

You are invited to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.  We are not meant to be suppressed and controlled, fearful and miserable, alone and scared, hateful and destructive. No. Instead we are meant to be free. Free to Love unconditionally, creating the life we were meant to enjoy. Instead of divide and conquer, we shall come together as one.

It is time to make a choice:  stay in misery or choose a path of happiness; listen to the voice within or listen to the others without; move towards an active side of infinity or stay on the inactive list; accept positivity or remain in negative beliefs. Everything is merely a choice and every choice needs action.

Imagine, for a moment, that the Creator has given you a clean Canvas to paint whatever you desire. What would be on this painting? This is your opportunity to paint The Best You Now…grab the brush and start painting already. You know what you want!

If you can think it, you can create it.  If you can create it, you can paint it.  If you can paint it, your dreams will come true.  If you make a mistake on this Canvas, allow yourself to paint over or scrape away the excess.  The only rule of painting is to apply your whole Heart and Soul when approaching the Canvas of Life. Applying this simple rule…dormant forces shall come alive.

Stepping Into The Canvas as a Work in Progress, allowing colors to be misused, strokes to be unorthodox and an occasional redo to take place. The Canvas of Life is there to teach us we are not perfect and in our imperfections we are. With every mistake, we are presented a new opportunity to make it right. Master the painting, master the self.

The Judgment Of Man

 

A day does not pass where we witness the judgment of man. Whether ‘they’ are from the right or left, from this group or that, we continue to judge another by the clothes we wear, our skin color, our gender, and the words ‘they’ write. Note: They is a representation of anyone other than ourselves. We often point fingers at someone, saying they did this or they did that.

Instead of one’s judgment, may it turn towards growth…self-growth and growth for another human being. We are not here to judge one another, but here to raise one another up in learning of ourselves. Through the contemplation of self, we not only grow as individuals but as a greater whole.

The following story is based on true events…

A man walked in to an Islāmic cultural center with Bible in hand, in hopes of on Islam. Prior to the studies, the teacher spoke, “The Holy writings of that book, pointing at the Holy Bible, have been changed and misinterpreted for centuries. The Qur’an is the only book that has not been re-translated and misinterpreted. What was spoken at 683 A.D. is now spoken in this time… No changes. While the book is holy, the words have been skewed by man.”

The pupil smiles, “let’s try not to judge one another. Instead let’s learn from each other and grow. We are on the same path, seeking Light.”

Too often we judge another by the books we carry or the clothes we wear, instead we should judge one another by our actions…actions towards fellow human beings.

The same man now with the holy Qur’an under his arms walks into a Christian church for Bible study. You can probably see where this is going…

Noticing the Qur’an under his arms, placing it on the desk before him the pastor lashes out, “that book is not allowed in here. This is our holy writings!” He raises the Holy Bible declaring it as the only holy book.

Again the pupil speaks, “oh ye of little faith. I come here not to cast stones or be cast upon. I come here to be loved and to love one another. Our Holy writings are written in many places, and who are you to judge me by the book I carry?”

The judgment happens in all different planes all different sectors, and sadly continues in our days. The only way to stop judgment is to come together as one. We are one, we are brothers and sisters and we have the same father. Learn from one another, not judge one another. Ironically, both groups have Hippocrates. These Hippocrates, spoil the rest of the Believers.

So why do we judge? Is it a sign of weakness? It is my personal and humble opinion that judgment towards another is a sign of weakness. If an individual is strong in their faith they have no reason to judge another. Being strong in their faith, they recognize we are brothers and sisters as one. Those who choose not to break bread with another shall be prayed for and asked to leave. For it is on this day the Rainbow Warriors shall stand firmly in their belief of “All People as One”, accepting them as Brothers and Sisters are we. Those who stand against the Rainbow Warriors shall be known by their actions and the words they speak.

For it is on this day, we shalt not judge another, but they shall be judged themselves. The Rainbow Warriors shall return Love throughout the land and the ‘others’ shall perish on their own accord. The day has come to Say “No More, No Mas, gaawin geyaabi (Ojibwe for no more)…everything will be irie (Jamaican for everything is alright).”

Stepping into the Canvas with Love, seeing all as one beautiful imperfection…making it perfect! It is through our eyes of compassion we see a greater whole…a collective whole..eliminating judgment. We are one planet, one people…One Canvas…We Are One.

Spirit Calls Once Again

Have you ever had a gut feeling about something? Have you ever felt like you needed to do something? Or have you ever gotten the strange urge to call a friend to deliver some news? Chances are you are receiving a message from the field of possibilities.

I am still in awe every time this happens and so honored to have these messages flow through. My favorite moments are when connecting with someone, only to call on other people, who I later find out, are already connected with this person. The mystery and story unfolds as I carry a message to someone new.  Better yet, they accept the call into the field and travel with me into the great unknown…a place of infinite possibilities. I am not here to squelch anyone’s dreams…I am here to encourage them.

When we let go of our previous teachings or the previous upbringings of control, we open up to endless possibilities of new beginnings…creating a sea of potentiality. How does one get there? For most people, sadly, it takes a tragedy in life to get them to see the truth of ‘all things.’ However, these tragedies are merely disguises for great things to come. How many times have we heard of someone hitting rock bottom, only to climb to the highest mountains?

We do not have to wait for this time, but as humans we see no point in doing anything other than what we already know…remaining complacent in our days. Until one day we are forced to make a decision between the same up and down roller coaster ride or a new ride that screams endless excitement with a ‘no low’ guarantee. It is all possible…and it is possible now.

As I write this, I hear a voice, whispering into my ear…no name, no label…just a whisper. It begins to dictate, “we are all here to learn from one another and we are here to grow in our true-self, rising to the occasion of being a Warrior once more. There shall come a time in everyone’s life, they will need to make a choice. Stay on this side of the valley or travel the rocky path to nowhere, trusting that paradise awaits. Those willing to cross the valley of death, shall find paradise. Those afraid, stuck in the ordinary, shall never experience extraordinary. It is in our own death of flesh, that Spirit is born unto us.”

Out of the darkened night;

 

Spirit calls me into the Light.

 

Deep within the Words;

 

I begin to flow.

 

 

Within the lessons dare I go?

 

They present themselves only to me.

 

Choose to;

 

Or choose not.

 


Allowing myself the past;

 

Present;

 

Future…and what is to come.

 

 

Trusting, believing;

 

It is so.

 

Stepping, knowing;

 

Reality is true.

 

 

My darkened past…released.

 

My future…revealed.

 

Still only remaining…the Now.

 

 

Do what with needs to be;

 

With my day.

 

Go where the call takes me;

 

Still a mystery.

 

 

Wherever this may be;

 

Or whatever I am to do.

 

Know this…my Heart leads the way.

 

Whether you are stuck or have no idea where to go from here, stop and listen. Chances are Spirit is calling you by name. Those willing to hear the call, shall answer to the great I Am; those willing to answer the call, shall arrive Right on time.

Stepping into the Canvas with our Heart as our guide. Whatever the darkened past or lessons of life, we all have access to a powerful source of Light housed within. Follow this light and we will not be led astray…we shall find paradise. Listen to Spirit…and She will lead you there.

The Rainbow Bridge: Bridging The Past And Present

It is this very moment that which is a pivotal point in history. Not a global sense, but on an individual sense. All the teachings of old and all the references of how “we” should be…all point to the self. Our actions can change our own history, thereby changing history of humanity. It is our actions that can change seven generations after us.

The ‘Seven Generations’ is a philosophy, or a teaching, that the indigenous people from all across the globe have taught their children for centuries. Their philosophy is: our actions in this very moment have the ability to change seven generations after our own. Think about it, we not only think about our own personal life, but the generations to come. This simple act raises our awareness to a higher vibration of awareness. This simple act can change future generations, but what about the seven generations before us?

It is this essential time that we must forgive and allow healing to begin, allowing the seven generations before us to be healed. With awareness of our actions, we change the course of history for seven generations, but through forgiveness of ourselves, and where we have traveled, we allow our ancestors to heal as well.

As we forgive, we heal our past. Not just our own, but the seven generation before us. As we forgive, releasing the shadows of the past, we step forward into brighter light…that of love. With every step from there forward, we change the seven generations of the future. Thereby in this very moment we have the ability to bridge the seven generations before and the seven generations after.
We are the Rainbow Bridge. Just as the rainbow reminds us of the beauty from the rain, it gives us further wisdom of our daily actions. Imagine the seven colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. The colors of the Rainbow are symbolic of the seven generations, with each color symbolic of each generation of the past.  Our past projects the colors forward, received at a pivotal point in history, that being us, and are projected outward in pure light. We are that pivotal point.

The Rainbow Bridge is often correlated with bridging the gap between the physical plane and the afterlife. It is much more than that. It is the bridge that carries us from different planes: before and afterlife, generations to generation. We are the Rainbow Bridge, we are the pivotal point in history, we are the change we seek.

If we take a crystal, putting it in the path of the sun, a rainbow emerges.  On one side pure light, while projecting the spectrum of a rainbow from the other. This is reflective of the self, as we focus on the source of light we are shown the rainbow of our past. Our knowledge of who we are, where we have traveled and how our DNA has been handed down to us, becomes that much clearer…We Just Know.

Focusing on the painted colors of our past, just for a moment, we allow ourselves to heal. Through our healing process, awareness, and intentions, our focus shifts to what we want most…more Light. Allowing the teachings of the seven generations before, we project forward, manifesting a life filled with more light.

As the pivotal point within self, we shift from the morning of our lives into the afternoon of our lives.

During our own lifetimes we make a shift in consciousness, no longer living vicariously, but purposefully. As Carl Jung often discussed, we shift from the ‘morning of our lives’ to the ‘afternoon of our lives’ changing our steps and our actions to that of being more purposeful. We are the pivotal point from past to future, in our lifetime and in past and future lifetimes. In this present moment, we have the ability to heal not only ourselves, but the seven generations before and after. We are the Rainbow Bridge receiving the seven generations of the past, while projecting forward pure light…pure bliss.

But how? How can we bridge the gap between past and present? How do we heal our ancestors of old? Through the forgiveness of self, we forgive them and the teachings that have brought darkness upon us. Through our own forgiveness we forgive the past generations, thereby healing them and releasing them of any guilt. Lifting this guilt our consciousness becomes that much lighter…allowing our steps to be such.

But what our future? How can we assure our future generations? Through Love. Love is the highest vibration on the spectrum of Light. As our darkened past enters, we forgive. Through our forgiveness, we transform our past into a Loving, brighter future.

After receiving this message and writing it down, I shared them with a co-worker. As we discussed the here and now, changing our own history, we began to see wholeness within the self, our ancestors of before and those who have not yet arrived. We saw the “red Thread” of humanity within the self. This red thread intertwines us all within the present, but also intertwines us with the past, present and future. This thread cannot be broken, but it can be threaded with Love. Love is the pivotal point, it is the Rainbow Bridge. When we forgive ourselves of our past, we are stepping forward In Love. In Love, we step gracefully and purposefully not only for the self, but for future generations.

Talking about the here and now, the seven generations are not about the seven generations of before-and-after, but about the self. In one hand we have our past, the other our future. As we bring them together in Love, we heal all the generations before and after, allowing Love and Light to prevail. Our past is also symbolic of the masculine, while the future symbolizes the feminine. Bringing the masculine and the feminine together, as one, we are made whole once again. In wholeness, we move forward effortlessly, shedding more light on our days.

My co-worker had an a-ha moment just then, as she discussed the book of Revelations. Revelations talks about an end of days, but too often we look to the future for this great battle of humanity…when we need only look within myself. This battle spoken in revelations is not of humanity but on individual level. Those willing to stand and fight against themselves shall find paradise. As we walk through our personal ‘Valley of Death,’ we emerge victorious over our self-mastery.

As one co-worker was explaining to another about the conversation we had, she expresses, “You thought all that this morning?” I replied yes. “And here all I thought was TGIF.”

Laughing now we both acknowledge that TGIF can sum up what had just been written. What I just thought of and what she just thought of…is just that. It’s that pivotal point in our lives that we just say, “TGIF.” My co-worker laughing now replies, “I’m on fire!”

Stepping into the Canvas as the Rainbow Bridge, bridging the gap between our past and future. As we step in forgiveness, the generations before shall be healed; Stepping in compassion our future just got a whole lot brighter.