Singing our Life Song

It is a new day and time for the heart to sing…Fear…Stops us in our tracks…
With a stronghold on our thoughts and feelings, we remain in fear. Afraid to sing when we want to sing, dance when we want to dance or just being happy for no apparent reason. Remaining in fear, our thoughts switch to more fear and potentially other harmful emotions. Time to change this, time to sing a new song…
So we sing…starting with a subtle tune, only for the self to hear. We gain confidence…singing for others to hear…only to be put to the test. With negative forces forming against us, we have a choice to continue singing or shutdown…falling to the other persons misery.
Makes no difference unless we have to work with them and their unhappiness. Their unhappiness makes our happiness difficult to find as we are submerged in their negativity. There may be compromise needed or something to shake things up. How about a hug for the other person?! Saying nothing but “I notice it is tense in here, I want to offer you a hug. With this hug may our days be brighter, letting go of whatever has brought us into tension.”
Singing to life we are giving life. Giving up this voice we are giving up a choice to singing our life song! ~Ani Po
Singing to Life

Change our Thoughts

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Every interaction is an opportunity to either spread Love or Hate and only takes ONE WORD to do it. Choosing appropriate words will determine our vibrational interaction. Hate vibrates at a lower level, being that of destructive forces. While Love vibrates at the highest of levels, creating only more Love.

In Power vs. Force, David Hawkins discusses different levels of vibration, breaking down our choices into simple power words. Another idea is that our words attract more of what we speak. The Secret, discusses the Law of Attraction, teaching us to redirect our thoughts and attracting more of that which we want. Warning us of redirecting our thoughts and words to only use “Power Words” to get what we want in life. Our thoughts lead to choice of words, which in turn creates the life around us. There is no magic formula to this Law, but will work every time. Change our thoughts and words, and the Canvas of Life will surely return the favor.

In the Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz discusses Toltec Wisdom at its basic level. These four guidelines, if followed, can lead to a happier and simple life. He discusses four agreements: Be Impeccable with our word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, Always do our best. While all are beneficial, he emphasizes the greatest of these being Impeccable with our Word.

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and Love. How does one person change the words they speak? Re-align your thoughts to that of Love.

There was a man who was at the top of his game and thought he was pretty special, until one day he met a gypsy who told him he was very negative and needed to change his ways. ”What are you talking about? I am not,” explained this man. She explained, “While you are kind and giving to the people around you, you hurt the ones closest to you. You speak negatively towards your wife, use her as the brunt of your jokes. I know she is strong, but every word, great or small, has an impact on the people around us. The more negative baggage we have to carry, we become weighted down by our own negativity…projecting on all we meet. If all you are sending is negativity, that is all your wife will fill her bags with. From this day forward, only speak of Love to her…try it for a week and see how much you speak.”

The gentleman accepted the challenge, thinking it would be easy, but realized how negative he was, as no words came out of his mouth for that week. Re-aligning his thoughts and speech, he began looking for ways to speak in loving kindness towards her. Imagining raising her upon a pedestal, the atmosphere began to lighten and Love began filling his home once more. He continued this for six months, even in the darkest of times. Six months went by and his wife came to him saying, ”I do not know what has changed you, but I Love you now…more than ever before. Thank you for always making me feel good! I Love you!” With this surprise discussion the man learned a valuable lesson in life, receiving confirmation that there is always a spiritual solution to every situation. The solution here resulted in a happier home life. He also learned that if he can change with just one person, why not expand this knowledge to more people. He went on to be the most positive person around. Still not perfect, but able to stay positive and learn quickly from the many lessons that present to him.  He further understood that every encounter is an opportunity to be the Best person he could be…returning us back to the lessons of Don Miguel Ruiz…do your best.

Another story is of a homeless person begging for change, for the simple feat of filling his stomach with nourishment. Being blind, he could not do anything but sit there waiting for the sounds of money hitting his tin can.

One day a woman, walking by, wrote something on his sign and walked away. That day the man got more in one day then he had in a whole month. What did this woman do? What did she write? Her words changed his reality into something he had never realized. Let’s watch this great video by Purplefeather, and see the power of words in action…

Stepping into the Canvas re-aligning our thoughts into words of intention, creating a life we dreamed of. Our thoughts control our actions and words. But if we only know what we know, oftentimes we remain in our own misery. Whatever our thoughts will be our words…change them now. If they align with negativity we emit negativity. Aligning with only positive thoughts, actions will automatically become that of positivity…Walking in positive thoughts, sharing only that of Love. ”Change our Thoughts, Change our Life.”

Try it just for a week…see what happens…

A Spiritual Solution To Every Situation

It is said…there is a spiritual solution to every situation. The problem lies not within the situation, but within the solution. We live in a world where everyone is too busy to see the brighter side of things. We live in a world too busy to allow another to pass us. I invite you now to sit and contemplate the busy schedule of our days. I invite you now to take in a breath…absorbing all the Canvas has to offer…

Are you Listening?

It is I who speaks, but you have failed to listen.

It is I who listens, but your words have no meaning.

I am everywhere and everyone, but yet you spit and curse my name.

If you only knew who is there besides you, you would no longer cut me off.

If you only saw the perfection, you would no longer take life for granted.

If you only felt my spirit, you would learn to Love as I do.

See me, Feel me, Hear me, For I am all there ever is.

Love me, Forgive me, Help me, For I am the Lost as well as the Found.

Heal me, Hold me, Comfort me, For I am the sick as well as the Healed.

…Look out your window now and see me, For I am all there is to see.

Stepping into the Canvas in Spirit, removing flesh and applying the spirit…In doing so we instinctively travel mindfully and purposefully.  For every situation throughout our day, see the solution hidden within the Canvas of Life.

See the Spiritual Solution to every situation…Change our thoughts, change our life…

spiritual-materialIn reality there is no magic formula. Many will try to sell us one, but still remains a mystery as to what the secret to life may be. The truth is…the only formula is…there is no formula…only intentions. Our intentions become our reality. That being said, our reality could be a continuous changing event. Those who embrace change…find happiness; those who do not…well more lessons of life to come their way.

Not sure if this mirrors your life, but I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have tried something new, only to move on or back to something I loved doing…going back and forth yet again…endlessly. For me there is wisdom in this back and forth behavior…just when I think something is the way…it is no longer the way and I return back to the basics of life…being happy with what I do. Through indecisiveness, we find decisiveness. Our confusion comes from listening to everyone else and living the life they say we should. Instead consider living the life you choose to.

When things are not going our way, sit and contemplate the next move. The magic formula resides within ourselves. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Asking for guidance or assistance…guaranteed it will present itself. Our thoughts become things, but it is through our intent and our actions that drives our thoughts into reality.

Think it, breathe it and know it to be true. Think it, act upon it, making it a reality. ~Ani Po

Stepping into the Canvas with a magic Key. The key remains, and always will be, within the self. While others may be the catalyst, realize the answers have always been inside us. The key to our success is not the amount of money we make, but how we make it. The key to our happiness is not how we attain it, but how we accept it. Insert the Key to Life’s many mysteries…turn the key…and live in paradise.

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Stop! Listen to the Music

How many of us have the time to just sit and be still? How many of us are willing to take the time out of our busy day to enjoy the beauty of each given day? Too often we are traveling at neck breaking speeds: off to soccer, to a meeting, pick-up the kids, go to the…the list goes on. Stop…just for a moment…and breathe.In this moment you will reclaim “your time.”

This is a beautiful story shared by “The Mankind Project” and is a good reminder to us all…

A man sat at a metro station in Washington D.C. and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year-old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

 

Stepping into the Canvas with an attentive ear. Taking the time to listen for the sweet music the Canvas of Life has to offer. In taking that moment to stop and listen we will reclaim our time, setting off a chain reaction of future moments of stopping to hear the sweet sounds the Life has to offer. Stop! Listen to the Music.

One with You

I am one with you,

you are one with me.

I smile and you smile back.

I grimace and you grimace back.

I look to the heavens,

and they shine down on me.

I look to God above,

and She looks upon me.

 

Eyes shut,  I see no longer;

a new world begins.

I hear voices all around me,

mostly self thoughts.

Why have I not seen so clearly before?

 

I failed to see the darkness…

 

 

Beginning to End

In the beginning was the word, And the word was with God.
Returning there, We find nothing.

In nothing,
We find everything.
This void,
Is where it beings.
The beginning,
Is also the end.

All that is learned, dissolved.
All that is given, Shall be returned.
All the possessions, Are traded in.

In nothing,
We find everything.
This void,
Is where it beings.
The beginning,
Is also the end.

Matter evaporates, Antimatter proceeds.
Collide this, And matter returns.
Remain in nothing, And you have everything.

In nothing,
We find everything.
This void,
Is where it beings.
The beginning,
Is also the end.

In the beginning was the word, So shall you return.
In the end, The beginning returns.
All answers, Become questions.

In nothing,
We find everything.
This void,
Is where it beings.
The beginning,
Is also the end.

And the word, Was with God.
Removing the details, Have only the word.
Only the word exists, And life becomes eternal.

In nothing,
We find everything.
This void,
Is where it beings.
The beginning,
Is also the end.

Center on the flesh, That is where you remain.
Remove the flesh, Existence will cease.
Ceasing to exist, Life eternal begins.

Returning to nothing, We come to our end…
And this is where it all begins…

Children of the Revolution

Today marks the sixth anniversary of our Warrior friend. He sits reflecting on this special day, as it was the day he finally awoke from eternal sleep. He had slept for thirty-four years but finally awoke to truth; allowing him to move freely, creating the life he was meant to be.
We all dream of what our lives could be, but are afraid to step out of the ordinary. The Warrior often asks passers-by, “how is the rest of the world treating you?” as in most instances, the response is the same…”dreams of getting out of a stuck relationship, making more money or living a life of happiness.”
We are victims of a great trap. The trap we all fall into is listening to what our leaders tell us to do: our political leaders tell us of rules that benefit the majority. While a few find loopholes in the system and capitalize on the flaws, the government discovers its own weaknesses and establishes new rules Benefiting the majority. The same governing body establishes a healthcare system and informs us of our illnesses, furthering explaining we cannot survive without their healthcare system.

Our church leaders, while no longer sleeping with political leaders as in the days of old, developed rules established by the governing bodies which were the church: religious leaders and political leaders. The Church as we know it today, was developed by a ruler whom wanted more taxation in the community. While the uproar spread amongst the community, the ruler developed a religious body that would allow people to pray that things would one day get better, while giving more money to the church body which funneled back to the ruler and gave them false hope. Little did they know that the only true church was within and the keys to heaven were already available. Many masters have descended upon earth to give ‘the people’ hope, only to be crucified for spreading truth.

Sad but true the governing bodies upon this earth do not want us to know who we really are. What they do not want us to know is that the Divine resides within us and always has. We have the ability to create things out of single thoughts, including our own healing process. If we are created in the likeness of our creator, then do we not have the ability to create a more homeostatic life. As within, so without. The world around us is merely a creation of our own conditioned thoughts. If we are suppressed on an individual level, then whole continents are suppressed. By establishing a governing body, we control the majority.

The Warrior gratefully sends thank you letters to all leaders of power, thanking them for the many lessons provided. Further informing them that a revolution is about to begin and their dictatorships will no longer be tolerated. The dictatorships of the government…gone; dictatorships of the religious body…gone; dictatorships of healthcare foundation…gone. Their will be children who rise up against these machines and will begin a revolution of Love, Light and Life. They will be known as “Children of the Revolution.” The Warrior smiles for he has seen the future and it just got brighter, as the new renaissance begins.

Today the Warrior Steps into the Canvas with a brighter glimpse of what is to come. The days of suffering have dissolved and the days of hope are upon us: No longer do we have to pray for hope, it shall be so; No longer do we have to pray for happiness, it shall be so; No longer do we have to pray for peace, for it is already here.

Step into the Canvas with a new view of the world…See peace as already arrived. Love within, so without. A new day has come for Warriors across the globe to unite in a Brotherhood of Peace.

Baby Steps Forward

Stepping into the Canvas, the Warrior finds herself on familiar ground. Though scenery is different and the path is not as clear, She smiles knowing that all will be good. In the face of adversity a new opportunity is born. In the same setting the Pilgrim loses his way in fear of what lay before him.

Do you have a situation that you see as holding you back? What is holding you back from making the necessary changes? Are you more like the Warrior that smiles in the face of adversity or the Pilgrim who shutters at the mere thought of moving forward?

The solution to any problem is merely taking the first step towards that which you most desire. Let go of the self-defeating thoughts of what you do not want in your life, but focus everything you have on what you want most. This thought should be your first thought of the day, after giving thanks for that first breath, and it should be the last thought before retiring for the  day. It is the first step that is most difficult, but it is the steps that follow that keep the momentum. Those baby steps just got bigger!

Stepping into the Canvas, I embrace that which I most desire and let go of any self-defeating thoughts which may keep me from achieving my goals.