A Thousand Faces

Sorting through a thousand faces that I see;

Not sure whether it is you or me.

Behind the masks and disguise;

Hidden from thine truth recognized.

Deep within the mirror, deep within the soul;

Diving further into a greater whole.

Into the darkness or into the light;

Makes no difference no longer fright.

No matter the places that we go, where we may look;

Remains the same, perception of this book.

Like an open cover, reading the contents set forth;

Turning pages of life with directions to the north.

Our thoughts may trip us, block us, keep us in fear;

Soon to find ourselves from nowhere to now here.

I lend a hand to another, the hand reaches back for mine;

What is done to another is done on time.

Letting go of my own;

Accepting a higher perspective.

No longer afraid;

No longer objective.

It just is;

It is so.

Stepping into the Canvas with a bit of rhythm in our step. No matter the pace, no matter the direction…we are free to roam where our hearts take us so. Just for today step out of a comfort zone, step out into the unknown…be fearless, be inspired…to go where you have never before…Ani Po

rhythm in our step

Setting the Stage

There is a difference between lending a hand and truly lending a hand. We can offer a hand to someone, giving help with a task or helping them get through certain situation. Whatever the case maybe, we can truly help them. However there are times when in our helping, we can actually create problems.

By helping them figure out a task, or we give them an answer, we inadvertently take away their ability to find it themselves. Turning off that hard in us that allows us to transform or to go beyond our physical self or the self that we thought we might be.

I learned a valuable lesson over the weekend. It’s a lesson of observing and allowing. For me to truly help another it is important to give them necessary tools…setting the stage, and allowing them to dance to their own beat. Not interfering, not cutting in, not correcting their steps, but allowing them to just dance.

This is the gift. A true gift of giving to another by allowing them to give back to the universe. Is it in this giving that we are receiving a gift, a gift of observation, allowance, gratitude not of…but of a collective whole.

Stepping into the Canvas with greatest of intentions. Our greatest intentions may be of helping another but discerning when to actually engage may be the difference for full understanding or even their full recovery from a situation.

greatest of intnetions

Step of the Day

Stepping into the Canvas reflecting on years past and years to come, while not dwelling. To truly live is to revel in the details of life, not dwell in them. In our own reflections we find our own path, leading us to happiness. Stay the course and this may be the best year yet!

Step of the Day

Stepping into the Canvas reconnecting with Source energy. With every step of the way, we have the potential of reconnecting every step to that of Source. Connected we arrive on time, allowing change with every new step. Letting go of the step behind us, we propel forward with each new step.

Breaking the Chains

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? We are all conditioned to being tethered by our own reality.

As a man was passing the elephants at a circus, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.~Author Unknown

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 embrace that which is most desire, letting go of any self-defeating thoughts which may keep me from achieving our goals. Like the elephant we were once tethered by a small string. Subscribe no longer to this belief and repeat after me… I am free!

Sword of Truth

When we last heard from our Warrior friend he was just beginning his self-discovery. Still not knowing what is to come he faithfully moves along the path laid before him without any working tools. Wondering what tools necessary, he begins dialogue with his Father above.

Never having dialogue with his Father before, he stumbled on his own words until finally asking for proper tools to be shown. While wandering the path, he discovers a broken handle of what appears to be an ancient sword. When he pulled the broken handle from the dirt it was in fact whole. Our Warrior wiped the sword clear of dirt and “Truth” lay inscribed on the sides of the sword. Looking to the heavens, “Is this a sign for me? Am I to take this?”

As he tightens his grip on the sword, accepting the possibility of being handed the “sword of truth” by the almighty, a beast appears from the dust and threatens attack. Instinctively our Warrior thrusts the sword into the beast killing him instantly and returning him to dust.

Witnessing this event an old hermit appears admiring his sword, “a sword like that is kept concealed for it is sought after by many.” As our Warrior heard the last words of the old hermit, he vanished.

In life we may wander our entire lives until we choose life authentic. For many  blessed to find self-mastery, there are many who will not find this self-discovery or the possibility of being born for greatness. We are all born for greatness and life is here for the taking. Not always knowing where we are going, we look to God above for Guidance.

The answers or directions are not always cut and dry, as our warrior found out. He asked for an answer of whether the “Sword of Truth” was for the taking and instantly a beast appeared forcing him to slay the beast. His answer was not direct but assuredly the sword intended for his hands.

Have you ever noticed the many coincidences in life? Just as our warrior will soon find out, we too will understand there are never coincidences only synchronised events. The Sword of Truth becomes our  impeccable words, speaking truthfully at all times. Our old hermit reminds us, “our gifts are to stay as gifts, sharing them with all Pilgrims In search of truth.” This gift in particular is one of great value and kept safely, as many will attempt to rob us of our gifts but ultimately shared with all.

Stepping into the Canvas with Sword of Truth in hand, speaking only of Love and truth. The softer our warriors words, the mightier the roar. Truth will often times be as sharp as our warriors sword piercing the most ferocious beast, leaving them to die. We mustn’t worry about the words chosen, but always speak the truth…for the truth shall set us free.

Self Discovery

In everyone lay a Pilgrim, waiting to be discovered. A discovery, not by anyone person in part, but thyself. Once self-discovery takes place, a transformation, of such, takes place…leading to self-mastery. This self-mastery leads to self-actualization. Further leading to an élite status of Warrior.

The Warrior no longer awaits approval from others, but lives in self-approval. The Warrior knows that he is right on time, right in place, and right on center… Becoming matters of the Heart, transforming into All Things, All Places, and All Encounters. When centered in the Heart, the Warrior travels where he is needed, assisting Pilgrims to finding their way home.

The Warrior encounters a stumble or even falls flat on his face but takes less time for healing…allowing future growth and strengthening of the Heart. Being in the Moment of the Fall…the Warrior identifies areas of improvement, future opportunities and becomes a liaison to Peace.

You are a Warrior…

Stepping into the Canvas today ask yourself  “am I willing to stand passively without a voice of my own, allowing others to tell me what or how to live? Or am I willing to listen to that voice within and begin living in my authentic self?” Today is that day your life will surely change.