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Awakening Humanity

The current awakening of humanity is an opening of hearts and minds. We are standing on the threshold of a new era, but we must first say no to an old paradigm that just isn’t working for us any more, in so many ways…

What do you do see around you that is failing? Where will you put your mind to create the new reality? For indeed, your mind is part of a greater whole (humanity) that decides in what direction our world will move.

Inspirational Quotes:

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Doesn’t it seem to you,” asked Madame Bovary, “that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?” ~ Gustave Flaubert

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

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The Hunger

As a Western woman traveler, what was the greatest gift bestowed upon me in Asia and South America?

I became no longer insulated from the extensive poverty in the world. When a problem is right in front of your eyes, and if you are a compassionate person, your mind inevitably goes to how you can be part of the solution. It grew me.

We are not born here to just live a certain formula of life. Every society has a unique one, but rest assured, traveling has also shown me that we are all programmed from birth to live a certain way.

Part of our soul learning is to question the pat formulas, the way “it has always been done”, to break out of mental boxes and find new ways of thinking and living that are not only fulfilling to ourselves, but also uplifting to our fellow man.

When I lived in Asia, I met and befriended a young Thai woman, a waitress named Poom. She had a decent job and it is the custom for young people to work hard and send money back home to their very poor families. She was living her life out quietly, bound by her commitments, working long hours and seemingly with no prospects of ever doing better.

I soon came to realize that her greatest obstacle was not her limited education or her physical circumstances. It was her mind, which was taught to believe in limitations. It was stuck and unable to conjure any thoughts of other possibilities.

The great awakening in humanity right now is in both mind and heart, to see and make manifest the infinite possibilities rather than the limitations. Our societies, governments, and mass media are very good at reinforcing the limitations. That is our greatest mental challenge and where we must start, to filter out and see past that programming.

And this is our soul’s hunger… To grow and become more, to feel like our being here for awhile means something, that we are a positive force and we have the personal power to manifest good change.

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Thank you, Mr. Sun

The Summer Solstice is coming up soon. (Yay!) The sun has taken some real bashing the past few years over the dangers of over exposure. But as with everything in life, it’s all about balance. After all, how can something that is so life-sustaining be all bad? These articles agree on many reasons to make sure you get enough sunlight:

From Forbes: Why Sunlight Is Actually Good For You
From Self: 6 Reasons You Need More Sun, According To Science
From Healthline: The Benefits of Vitamin D

Gratitude for that which nourishes us

Gratitude is an amplifier for abundance. Yes I know, you may be thinking… “It’s the sun’s job to be up there in the sky, keeping me alive! So just do your job, Mr. Sun. I have enough to worry about.”

But wait. When we take a few moments in our day to say “thank you” here and there, life starts to feel better. We become more consciously aware of the good. We feel blessed. And there’s another big bonus. Metaphysically speaking, the universe also responds by sending us more.

Heaven knows, the media is always there to remind us of the bad or troubling. It’s our job to fill our minds and souls with the good stuff too. Balance keeps us healthy. So, next time time you step outside into sunlight, stop for just a moment and practice this. Close your eyes, tip your face upward, and feel the blissful warmth.

As you do so, think to yourself, “Ah, yes… Thank you, Mr. Sun. You are one of those things, constant and true, that I can count on to make me feel good.”

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Our Big Opportunity

A little over a year ago, we all walked through a doorway of opportunity. That seems like a very odd thing to say, yes? How can there be opportunity in having life as we know it suddenly washed away in a global tidal wave of change? It quite frankly has been shocking.

You and I and everyone else on this planet have been thrust into an unexpected journey. This is where we are and what will we make of it? Denial will not make it go away.

Human beings are amazingly resilient and resourceful when put to the test. This may well prove to be the biggest test we have ever undergone as a collective.

As I observe my friends and family, I see various ways people cope. More exercise (endorphins are real mood-lifters!), bridging connections online (our contact with other humans are important to our happiness), coming up with new ways to be creative, productive, and adapt.

Now is the time to see of what we are really made. We are being challenged and stretched. We each must dig deeper to discover new attributes that we did not know we possessed. We in essence are searching for the best stuff in us.

Leaving one’s safe zone has a way of doing that. I love this quote from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of the Open Road”:

“I am larger, better than I thought,
I did not know I held so much goodness,
All seems beautiful to me.”

Life on this planet has been brought into sharper focus. The superficial veneer of society is being shattered with a huge invisible pick axe. It is inevitable that we will go deeper, because we really have no choice. Well, yes we do but…The alternative is to give up, and I don’t know about you, but that is simply not an option for me.

We have all mourned loss in this global scenario, but can you see past the loss? Can you feel it?

We are being born.


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Just Let Go

Let go of your stranglehold on life.

Your stranglehold grows out of your fears, your judgements, your need to be right, your focus on self. These place great limitations on your life. You suffocate yourself with them.

Life becomes very small and petty and when we dwell in this behavior. (And we all do, to one degree or another.)

Start today. Be brave enough to just let go of the smallness… and fly.

Inspirational Quotes:

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Love is the absence of judgment.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ~ Roy T. Bennett,

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