Monthly Archives: January 2012

Changes

Changes, some dread change, some deal with it, some invite it, some welcome it and some don’t even notice it.  We change every day, relationships change and life in general changes.  Change can be sudden or happen over a long period of time.  For example, I don’t dance and sing as much as I did even ten years ago, and ten years ago I didn’t dance and sing as much as I did thirty or even forty years ago.  There was a time in my life when dancing was my first and best form of exercise.  Now taking a walk is exercise for me.  This was a gradual change over many years. My diet has changed.  I recall when all I ate was fish, raw vegetables, and whole grain breads.  Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, we fished and grew our own vegetables.  Now I live in the desert of the South West.  All our fish is frozen and raw vegetables are very expensive, so mostly we buy frozen or canned vegetables.  This was a rather sudden change which happened when I loved here.

So to prepare for this blog, I started thinking about deeper changes.  For example, Spiritual changes.  I’m your resident Spiritual Guru (usually) because this is an area of my life I nurture daily.  Spirituality is something we are all born with and either it grows and evolves or dies down.  It will never remain static.  Spirituality can grow and evolve in many ways at many different levels.  And healthy Spiritual growth and evolution will be at least slightly different for each person.  This is one reason I tend to avoid standard organized religion.  Too much of it comes in a one size fits all box.  I took God and all other Spirits out of the ‘box’ years ago.  (I’ll post another blog about this later).  We are each unique and have unique relationships, eating preferences, sleeping patterns, clothing choices, no two people are exactly alike, so why should our Spirituality be the same?  It should grow and change along with us as we mature and as our lives change.

And then what about the changes we make to keep something else from not changing.  This is a two edge sword.  For example, spouses (or in my case spousal equivalents).  People change, relationships change, so what if we want to keep the spouse we have?  We have to change with the person and the relationship to keep the relationship with this person. Our children change as they grow and mature.  We, as parents have to change our parenting skills to adapt and help our children as they change. Parenting is a life long endeavor.  The dynamics of parenting changes over time, however, we’re still parents.

Luckily, not everything in life is this complicated.  There are many things in life that may not change.  For example our taste in music, movies or even comfort food.  I still love and probably always will; the Beatles, Elvis, scary movies, and ice cream.

What in your life do you think will never change?  Leave me a comment below.  Also, a big thanks to Steve Tanner for his comments on Friday’s post, which gave me the idea for this topic.

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Grease

The Movie, not the stuff you lube your car with or the junk in your deep fryer.  John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were the stars along with a great supporting cast.  Then came Grease 2, Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield.  Fun music, easy dancing and believe it or not, a nostalgic message.  Both these movies at first glance seem to be light, fluffy, immature, and frivolous.  Yeh, they are, that’s my point.  For us baby boomers, they remind us of a time in our lives and history when everything was easier.  Or at least it seemed easier.  I think twenty or thirty years from now the youth of today will look back at current movies and music and feel the same nostalgia.  Nostalgia is not a bad thing.  It keeps us connected to our roots, our beginnings, the small stuff which added up over time to make us who we are today.  I recommend you all find a movie or some music that pulls at your heart and stirs you to dance in the kitchen or the garage (if you’re a guy) and just let yourself remember all those fun things from your youth.

Here’s my favorite song from the original Grease.  Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

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Being Fully Human

Many religions teach that being human is not Spiritual.  Old school Christian churches preach original sin, the flesh must die for the soul to live, and my personal favorite, eternal hell fire damnation if you’re not ‘good.’  I do believe in Hell, the problem I have with these old school principles is each Priest, Minister, Preacher, and even some Gurus and Yogis have their own unique definition of ‘good.’  In previous blogs I’ve stated that many Spiritual principles are based in the concept that we are created by a God(dess) with very human attributes, personality traits and physical appearance.  And that we are created in their image.  So how is being fully human not Spiritual?  I personally belief it is the only way to be Spiritual.  To feel our feelings, to exercise our bodies and listen to our bodies aches, twinges, and even desires.  Yes, I said desires.  No Divine, Loving Creator would give us physical longings and desires if it wasn’t okay and even Spiritual to use them.  Let me interject here that I am a staunch supporter of Sacred Fidelity, so don’t take that last point out of context. To be fully Spiritual we can and should dress in ways that are comfortable for us.  Women, we should do what feels natural to us with regard to make-up, nails, hair, shoes.  Men, you should watch football, action movies, and own a sports car at least once in your life.  I’ve owned a couple myself and I have a third planned for the near future.  We should also do what we love regarding careers. There are reasons we have preferences and unique interests.  If each of us had a career that fed our soul and gave our heart peace, there would be the exact number of teachers, accountants, mechanics, hairdressers, shoe salesmen, and even Ministers and Gurus to balance the world’s needs.  The same goes for entertainment.  Personally, I love the Bubble Gum Pop music from the 1960s, I still love Elvis, The Beatles, and many others.  My favorite way to relax is an afternoon with a roaring fire and watching the old monster movies, Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, or reading a classic Stephen King or Dean Koontz novel.    It is Spiritual to be uniquely, fully human.

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Convictions

I really don’t like this word.  But its the best ‘fit’ for my message.  To me a conviction is that deep, gnawing, knowing, feeling in the pit of my stomach.  That sensation of now or never, act immediately or all is lost.  In meditation recently I found myself wondering about giving God signs. Most people I know ask the Spirits, God, Allah, The Universe, for signs.  Signs that the answer is coming, or that relief is on the way or even a sign that someone is listening and cares.  Do we ever give signs to the Spirits, Allah, God, The Universe that we’re paying attention, that we are listening and care or that we trust Him/Them to care?  Do you ever get the feeling that you should give that homeless person your last dollar?  Or that you should donate to the cause of the school child with the brightly painted coffee can?  Or donate to Save the Children, St. Jude Hospital, The Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, or some other equally worthy cause?   I hate to be the one to tell you this…but…if it is really pulling at your heart, if you’re really struggling with the idea, then you should do it.  It’s the Spirits, the Universe, Allah, God, Angels, (you call them whatever you want), knocking on the door of your conscience.  Sorry, I’ve had the door of my conscience kicked in before, so I know what I’m saying. However what about out the smaller, less obvious, persuasions or certainties that sometimes don’t even make sense?  Should I take my neighbor a turkey sandwich, or offer the mail delivery person a cup of coffee (careful here, make sure you know them well and trust them), or maybe its just loving yourself in some way.  Could the urge to just read a book, take a nap or sit on the patio watching the sunset be considered a “sign” to the Spirits, God, Allah, Universe?  There are a lot of self help books, teachings, Gurus, etc. that tell us how important it is for us to take care of ourselves, rest, have leisure time, exercise, eat right, their lists seem never ending.  But what does Great Spirit think about how we treat ourselves?  Is it possible when we give in to that urge to watch a sunset, nap because we’re tired, or read a book to relax, that God is seeing this as our appreciation for ourselves.  That we are grateful for just being us.  That we want to make the most of every minute we have been given and that we are thankful for the opportunity to just be?  I believe this is exactly what (s)he sees.

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Spirituality First

I have been analyzing all 10 Commandments to see if or how they apply to other Spiritual Practices.  Adultery was easy, see my previous post on Sacred Fidelity.  Envy or Coveting was also easy.  See my previous post on Jealousy.  The first Commandment is “Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me.”   If you ascribe to one of the Spiritual Practices that recognizes more than one God, than this commandment might not seem to apply to you.  However, I think it applies to all Spiritual Practices.  The point is this, a therapist or physician can lose a patient, yes a mind or even life may be gone.  We are more than our minds or physical bodies.  We are Spirit.  Our Spirits are pure energy.  And every grade school child learns that energy can not be created or destroyed.  It can change form and appearance, but it still exists.  So, if a Spirit is lost, then so is existence.  Therefore, I believe the reason this is the first Commandment is because our Spirituality is the most important aspect of our existence.  God was saying put your Spirituality before everything else.  If you’re true to Spirit and your Spiritual nature, everything else will fall into place.  My heart aches that many people don’t know what their true Spiritual nature is or how to find it.  They have either been hardened by false hopes or misunderstandings related to whatever religion they were exposed to growing up or they were not exposed to any form of religion or spirituality at all.  In both cases, people know in their hearts something is missing in their life. They may feel a sense of longing, a need to belong, a need to find something they may have lost or even never had, they could even feel anxious or as though time is running out.  Albert Einstein said “I want to know God’s thoughts…everything else is just details.”  And one of my favorite songs is by John Denver, in Rocky Mountain High he sang, “Talk to God and listen to a casual reply.”  This is possible for anyone who wants it.

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Music Video

As promised from yesterday, here is a song that describes me perfectly, It’s been my “yeh, that’s me” for many years and at this point in my life, I’m betting it always will be, and it did I mention, I love Elvis, I still miss Elvis, but I also love the Beatles, and I really like, Bruce Springsteen, The Vogues, Herman’s Hermits, Queen, and many others.  I like Jazz and classical.  I just love music.

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Music

We all have our favorites even if we listen to a wide variety of music.  There’s a certain beat or tempo that stirs us deep inside.  That vibration which causes our blood to pump in time with the music and we want to dance or sing out loud and we don’t care who sees or hears us.  And then there’s one certain song which we identify with. You know the one.  The song that describes you so completely you want to scream “yes, that’s me, that song is all about me.”   So for today, I am asking that every person who reads my blog leave me a comment telling me what song describes You or at least which song is your favorite.  You don’t have to tell me why, but you can if you want.  I love hearing how people identify with music.  And then tomorrow I’ll leave a video of the song that I most identify with.  Have fun with this, there’s no trick or hidden agenda.  I love music and I want to get to know some of you better.

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Jealousy

One of the 10 Commandments is Thou Shalt Not Covet…or Envy.  It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself Religious or even Spiritual, or if you agree with the separation of church and state.  The 10 Commandments have some great guidelines for just being a good person.

We have all had run ins with the green eyed monster.  Maybe we didn’t realize it at the time, but trust me, we’ve all been jealous at sometime in our life.  As with any negative emotions, jealousy doesn’t hurt anyone but the one feeling it.  If you allow yourself to be jealous it will only cause you stress and push the thing, person, circumstance you’re coveting farther away.  Jealousy is a prison of emotions.  It blocks the free give and take necessary for healthy relationships.  It doesn’t just destroy trust in the relationship, but in all the extenuating circumstances surrounding the relationship.

Jealousy comes from insecurity and lack of confidence.  When you’re jealous, you’re telling yourself you’re not as good as someone else, or that you’re not worthy of having what someone else has or of succeeding or reaching a goal.  Jealousy creates an emotional war inside of you, part of you throwing a temper tantrum, insisting you should have this object, person, circumstance and another part of you saying you’re not good enough, smart enough, rich enough, whatever standard of measure you’re using against yourself. You are only warring against yourself, no one else.  So until you decide to end the war and love yourself first, you’ll probably not reach the goal.  Remember, love yourself first and most everything else will fall into place.

If you’re having trouble with jealousy or any other negative emotion, and need someone to listen, contact me at freefullife@gmail.com

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