Love

The Greeks have five words for love depending on the emotion being expressed. Most English speaking people understand that there are varying definitions for this overly misused word.  What too many fail to comprehend is that authentic love is not an emotion.  It is an energy total, complete and unique in and of itself.

There are many circumstances where humans attempt to label an emotion and/or physical feeling by calling it love. These feelings are a desire for love, not authentic love. When something is stirred within us, physical, mental, emotional or some combination of these and it’s sent out to the person, place or thing which inspired the stirring, often this is an attempt to control, manipulate, entice, own, or even hold hostage the attention of the desired object.  Authentic love only occurs when an unconditional energy is sent and then reciprocated by the other to which that energy was directed.

These different emotions are very real and may have very good intentions behind them, but they’ve been misunderstood and mislabeled as something they are not.  This is even true of spiritual emotions. In religious/ spiritual experiences, feelings and emotions are often misinterpreted. An authentic spiritual love is unconditional and reciprocated between the person and Deity involved.

I believe this is why so many friendships, partnerships and relationships fail. The arrangements are too often based on emotions/feelings/desires spawned from an intention to control, manipulation and own the other. 

The energy of authentic love can only exist and survive when it is unconditional and reciprocal.

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Respect versus Submission

I’ve heard many people say “never forget where you came from” or some variation of this warning to always honor your parents and respect your heritage.  But what if you were born out of place or even in the wrong time?  How do you respect your parents when all you were taught growing up is in opposition to your natural, authentic nature?  Many people who don’t understand the difference between respect and submission, end up confused, frustrated and angry.

The thesaurus says that respect is similar to veneration, affection, appreciation and recognition. It says that honor is similar to respect, veneration, recognition and honesty.  But, it says submission is similar to surrender, obedience and subservience. 

At some point in the process of becoming a mature adult and finding your way in this world, you must decide what is true and right for you. Just because mom never went to college or dad works in a factory doesn’t mean you must do the same. Just because all of your grandparents and half your aunts and uncles are school teachers, doesn’t mean you have to be one too.

But, just because no one ever in the history of your known family has never done something doesn’t mean that you can’t do it either. So what if every woman in your family is a school teacher, goes to the Methodist church, bakes cookies on Saturday afternoon and lives in the same city, in the same state, even the same neighborhood as multiple generations before her? If you truly feel in your heart that you’re meant to travel the world, save endangered species and never call anywhere home for more than a few years, then this is your true nature coming through. Your longings, desires, and joy are God expressing himself/herself/themselves through you.  If you ignore these longings and desires you may end up living a dull gray existence and miss real life altogether.

You can appreciate everything your parents, grandparents, and other relatives taught you and still be your own person. If someone is disappointed in you or angry at you for being your own person, that is their problem, that is an unresolved issue in them and has nothing to do with you.  You can live a full, exciting life and still be grateful for your parents and what they taught you, whether it was good or bad, or whether it resonated with you or not; it taught you something. Quite possibly, it taught you what you do not want to do and who you do not want to be.

Do I believe we have soul contracts? Yes, I do. I belief we all agree to certain things before we incarnate in this life. And I reiterate, longings, desires, ambitions, joys, and peaceful expression are the Great Creator expressing and living through us.

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What Do You Really Want

As I read and/or listen to news reports, as I shop, drive, and just scan the internet and regular television programs, I have to stop and ask myself, what are people really trying to accomplish?  More than 50% of television shows are so called ‘reality’ shows. If this is really anyone’s reality, I’ll go back to riding my unicorn while talking to trees and sweeping stardust. News shows rarely if ever broadcast any ‘good’ news. 99.9% of what they report is child abuse, murder, rape, theft, and general gloom and doom. Even the weather is relayed in a depressing manner. OMG it might snow/rain/ or if you live in a drought area, heaven forbid, the sun is going to shine another day.

So, as I was meditating this morning, I had to ask the Spirits what is really going on and what is the purpose of life? After the usual balance between light and dark, positive and negative, and the one I always have to bear – just spread the word and don’t worry about who accepts it or how they interpret it, I came up with this . . .

We all want a nice home, transportation, clothes and food. But if we have these and we’re still not happy, if we are able to make ends meet and are surviving, why are so many so willing to lie, cheat, steal, even murder to have more? Why are governments more worried about what is happening in other countries than in taking care of those in their own countries? Why are most people never satisfied with their accomplishments and triumphs?

Before I moved here 5 years ago, William asked me where I wanted to be in 3 years. My response was “to be a spiritual counselor and energy healer.”  Well, I’ve learned 2 very important things, first, I already was a spiritual counselor/energy healer and I still am, both and so much more. Second,  not I nor any other spiritual leader or healer can help and/or heal anyone who doesn’t want to be helped and/or healed. All we can do is stay open and ready for those who needs us.

But my greatest sadness is that so many are either partially or completely ignoring any and all things spiritual for the sake of the next promotion, raise, house, car, or dollar in their pocket. Guess what, none of those things are going with you when you cross over, the spirit world provides for your basic needs and in the spirit world those needs are completely different.

So, do you want to spend your entire earthly existence worrying about material possessions while the earth and all life forms including people are being made to suffer and even destroyed because of humans’ selfish desires? Or do you want to learn respect, consideration and love for what you have been offered and be able to take those things with you when you cross over?

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Authenticity

A big word with an even bigger meaning. Authentic is more than real. It is the deeper truth under the surface reality. Are you authentic? Even with yourself, do you really understand and know yourself on the deepest levels? Would you share your authentic self with anyone? Just some thoughts for your weekend.

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Do You Know What You Believe

I keep seeing pretty pictures with the words: Ask, Believe, Receive.

Okay, but, shouldn’t it be: Ask, Receive, Accept.  ? 

If you don’t know what you believe, how do you know what you’re really asking for? Your mouth says one thing, you may even think with your mind what you say with your mouth. True beliefs live in your spirit. When you ask, always be sure you know your spirit and truly believe what you’re asking – then all you need do is receive and accept.

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New

Hello – I know it’s been some time since I posted, but I’ve been busy and life has taught me a few things lately.

But here I am and before the post today, I must tell you that you will notice a difference in me and my writing, I’m much more truthful and determined. So, you have been warned. :-)

Today’s message is this, most humans are completely off track. Their agendas are based on wrong thinking and selfish interests. My father always said to decide if something is truly important, determine if the matter will have an impact or make any difference 100 years from now. So, lets break this down. Will the styles worn by the Kardashians make any difference in 100 years? I doubt it. Will anyone care or even remember Justin Beiber’s shenanigans 100 years from now? Probably not. Will Honey Boo Boo, Lizard Lick Towing or Hard Core Pawn even be remembered in 100 years? If they are, I’ll be glad I’m already gone, because that’s a world I don’t want to live in.  

But, will it matter if wolves, polar bears, and orcas are extinct? Yes, it will because the entire Eco-system will be off balance. Will it matter if the rainforests have been destroyed? Yes, because our planet was designed by the Creator as a giant terrarium, and if the rainforests are destroyed there will not be necessary moisture to sustain healthy weather patterns nor will there be adequate oxygen for healthy air to breathe. This means most of the streams, lakes and rivers will be drying up and humans and animals will be dying off because of contaminated air. Will it matter that fossil fuel companies used dangerous chemicals to mine and clean the fossil fuels? Yes, because the only place to dump those hazardous chemicals is into to the water, or the ground and the chemicals will still leach into the water supply.

Yet, people continue to idolize the Kardashians, Justin Biebers, and big industries of the world while the food chain, water and air supply are being destroyed. 

Will it matter 100 years from now that people felt this way?

Yes.

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There is Only One

All people are connected to each other; all people are connected to other life forms; animals are connected to earth; plants and trees are connected to the moon and stars; everything is energy and all is connected on an energy web which encompasses and makes up the universe.
When someone loses a limb they often speak of what medical professionals call phantom sensations. They can still feel the missing physical limb. The reason is, our energy bodies look, act and operate just like the physical body. In fact our spirit bodies are what give us our physical appearance. If you remove a part of the physical body, the spirit body remains in tact. If you look at 5, 10 or even 100 skeletons, they all look the same, but the people they belong to all looked very different when inhabited by their spirits. I know the scientific reasoning behind this, explaining it with fat deposits, muscular form and skin texture. This would only partially explain the extreme differences in appearance. I have seen my own energy body and have seen many spirit bodies, of human, animal, even plants; energy bodies give us our physical appearance.
Our energy bodies connect us to all other energy in the universe. We are meant to connect on a spiritual level to other energies in the universe. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual pain result when we ignore or reject the intended connection to other energy. I realize many people fear what they don’t understand or cannot explain. And many times people feel more in control when they can contain or even kill something or someone who is so different that understanding or even mere acceptance is outside their ability. This doesn’t solve the problem, it just keeps the energy out of balance and our eyes blind to the truth.
And the truth is:
I have lived my entire life hearing people speak of Heaven as above, Hell as below, as the Spirit world being somewhere other than here. I have heard the stories of other planes of existence or shamans and healers who walk in multiple worlds. The truth is this: there is only one world, one universe, one plane of existence. There is no division between the spirits and us. They are around us, with us, operating in THE universe simultaneously with us. Too many are blinded by fear, ignorance, or simply refusing to see with their hearts. The physical body is merely a car your spirit drives for a time until you are ready, have learned the lessons you need to learn or have helped the ones you are supposed to help. Death is not real, we don’t journey to some far away place, our connection to the energy and to the spirits may change in form and matter, but we are, always have been and always will be, connected to all spirits, Great Spirit; the only difference between them and us; what makes it seem as though they are in some other world; is perception.

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Long Time Coming

Warning: the contents of this blog may be offensive to some main-stream religious zealots.
As most of you are aware, my life partner is a Native American man and that my “SPIRITUAL” views are eclectic and include many practices from many different spiritual views. I know there is a Supreme Creator, I know Jesus, angels, prophets, rainbow warriors, animal spirit guides, gods, goddesses, and the ability to connect to the energy of plants, earth, space are all real and, well, you get the point.
I have been agonizing over the division of religious practices, views and ideologies. I have in me an entire book on the subject, which I’m sure will be written in the near future. But let’s start with the blatant idiocy that started me on a rant this morning.
I read a review of the new Lone Ranger movie. But it wasn’t really a review of the movie, it was a bigoted, narrow-minded, shameful rhetoric on Tonto’s religion. Pompous, arrogant, white people came to this county, nearly starved to death, and would have died had it not been for the kindness of the Native American people. To be clear, the Native Americans didn’t become violent towards the whites until the whites began treating the Natives as savage, second class citizens. But, I digress.
If Christians (Christ ians) were truly living what Jesus taught, they would be acting completely different, and they would be treating others completely different. I have a degree from a Seminary, I have studied the Jewish – Christian beginnings. Christians say they believe that “God” created everything. Last time I checked, everything included, Native Americans, Celts, Pagans, Muslims, trees, flowers, earth, air, water, fire, animals, space, stars, suns, moons, I could on, but again I’m sure you get the picture. If “God” created everything, and we are to honor God for creating all these things, doesn’t that mean we should respect other cultures? Other creatures? Other spiritual views? From where I stand on this subject, Christians are the ones being disrespectful (I’m comfortable saying this – I know Jesus is very real, I also know what he taught and while he may love and forgive people for their narrow-mindedness, he’s probably still often disappointed in the callous way people treat each other over details of spiritual practice). And, I personally believe I’m being far more accepting of the Divine Creator, and all other spirits by respecting all spiritual points of view and practices and incorporating them into my life on a daily basis.
And as for the Lone Ranger movie, Tonto (I hate that name, very disrespectful), is portrayed as a very spiritual Native, there are some very authentic Native practices shown in the movie, and just for the record, the Native people who consulted with the producers and actors during the filming of the movie were so impressed with Johnny Depp and his respect of them, they made him one of them (I would have said this part more eloquently, but too many out there wouldn’t understand the significance of the Native Rituals, so I’m not even going to bother touching on these), however, don’t judge what you don’t know and don’t assume how another practices their spirituality is wrong just because you aren’t familiar with it or it’s origins. This is disrespectful to the Divine Creator who made everything, including these people (and their practices) that you are judging as wrong.

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What We Fight For

Happy Memorial Day

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Rituals

Rituals are prevalent in pretty much every religion and spiritual belief system practiced by humans. However, rituals are for us, not the universe. Whatever name you call your God(dess) or Divine Creator, he/she/they know your heart. The rituals are for you to show respect, reverence, and to show you have not forgotten or neglected your connection to the Divine.

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