Be like the bee.
Seek the real nectar of life.
But unlike the bee that has to go from flower to flower,
The real nectar is within us.
The Mediterranean on one of my dawn consciousness walks.
Last week the reality of our impermanence was very much on my mind. How to cope with all the pain and suffering that is involved with losing those we love? And as I contemplated this question while walking and meditating on the magnificence of the Being that has created this universe and asking it to illuminate my mind it came to me that I needed to view life as I do the sunrise. I appreciate its fleeting beauty and acknowledge it for what it is knowing that I cannot hold on to it but that it brings me tremendous joy and inspiration as does the love that is present through these relationships. Looking for what is real I realize that the beauty is real…… the love is real……all the rest goes. I saw the extreme beauty in impermanence.
In loving awareness,
This has been a time of retreat, reflection and contemplation in order to assimilate what I have been experiencing. This was much needed to transform my state of consciousness to live more in the eternal.
So here I am once again …… wanting to share this journey because Love just wants to share.
It is Thanksgiving Day in America and even though I do not live there any more I woke up this morning with the desire to share my morning meditational prayer:
Thank YOU, my Divine Beloved, for all the love I have ever received, for all the love I am receiving, for all the love I am able to give, for all the people still in my life that are there to be the recipients of that love and for the suffering that has allowed me to understand that only Love is real ……. and to realize that this Love is a gift from YOU that we have all been given and is the gift of life.
P.S. To everyone…..About 6 months ago I was inspired to express my love for the beauty that is the light and colour show of this creation that we all share so I started painting. There is something special about the hours of sunrise and sunset and try to organize my day so that I am outside at these times. It is here that I get my greatest inspiration. After I started painting it transpired that they were symbols for contemplation and reflection. They can be viewed on my new site….
Here is one of them and I sincerely hope they help you as much as they are helping me in my search for higher consciousness.
In Loving Awareness,
Recently a seeker came to me and asked me about love. They had been in a relationship for over ten years and had begun questioning how they really felt. First of all it has to be made clear what is meant by the term love because that word has become so cheapened from overuse and conditioning that it has lost it’s true meaning. We say we love that person…that colour…that flower…that taste …that movie etc, etc. until the word has come to mean absolutely nothing .The other thing is we have to actually get to the stage of ‘I don’t know‘ to start to look into ourselves and question deeply what it is to love. But even to get to that ‘I don’t know’ stage is a huge leap in understanding of ourselves because we have to not believe anything we are told which means we can no longer live on the surface…we have to dig deep… become a seeker of the truth and love.
So the first thing we have to do is become intimate with our inner realm to become aware what is going on inside of us to seek what is real.
Now what does that really mean? It means you have to be conscious of all the elements within oneself and how they correspond with another person. The first element in loving someone is attraction and that attraction needs to be mutual. In other words it is no good if someone is attracted to you and you like them but are not really feeling a magnetism towards them. So there needs to be a mutual initial magnetism. Then one needs to have awareness of what is constituting this magnetism…is it purely physical or is it more than that …to be aware of what traits are attracting you….is it kindness, gentleness, strength, vulnerability and so on. So you need to be able to listen with the mind and the heart to be able to discern these things. After that there is the third stage which comes from openness, honesty and integrity in communication which results in deep caring and compassion. When all these things are in place you come to find that state where love is present and is the foundation of not only your relationships but of all of your life.
So really it is all about awareness…self-awareness…..awareness of what ones own needs and values are … being connected to your inner state of being and then to communicate all those inner levels…which correspond to our 7 chakras, which are….security, sexuality/creativity, sense of self, heart, communication, vision and Higher Self which is Divine Love. Awareness of all these are needed to build a solid foundation in which love can grow and deepen.
Don’t be without love …. don’t believe you are living just because you are breathing …. without love we are dead …. walking empty corpses. Come alive … turn within … seek love…real Love…for it is all that is Real.
With loving awareness,
All yesterday I had been reflecting on becoming one again with the ocean of creation and as I was taking my consciousness walk just after sunset at the time when the sky still has a faint tinge of pink on the horizon from the setting sun and turns that electric blue with the new moon glowing brightly and Venus just as bright I couldn’t help but be in awe and wonder at the beauty and perfection of the creation. The creation is perfect as it is. Every tree, every flower, every mountain. There is nothing to change or improve about it…..yes, we would prefer if we live in a rainy climate that it was always sunny and warm but we know that rain is necessary and has its own beauty and makes the countryside incredibly green and lush so we really wouldn’t want to change it. And then the knowledge came to me that I, too, am this creation….I, too, am from the same Source and, therefore, am also perfect. When I speak of being perfect I am not referring to my ego/personality. That ego/personality that grew in relation with the collective consciousness is and never was…real. It was utterly false being a set of conditioned habit patterns and tendencies that came into being completely separated from its Source. What I am referring to is our true nature. That is the one that is perfect and that is the one that I am discovering within. That one is divine…the same way that the photo of the above sunset is simply divine. My true nature and that sunset are no different…..they are both simply divine. But you cannot be both…the ego/personality and your true nature. You have to choose. You have to realize what is real and what is false. This is the path of the seeker of truth.
With loving awareness,
“Freedom from suffering is the state of spiritual sanity which is based on embodying our true self …. the Light of I Am. The beginning of the path is remembrance of the essence of our true identity. It is the beginning of the unfoldment of our true self. Since this radical insight into who we really are is like waking up…that is why it is called Awakening. Awakening is a shift…a movement to a higher reality. Consciousness is not just a state ….it is a journey. Meditation is the process of illuminating the consciousness of oneself…the Light of I Am.
Awakening and surrender are the two ingredients of the alchemy of transformation….letting go….dropping….opening….all those knots with which we hold on to our separate self and simultaneously becoming that very one who can taste the bliss of oneness with the Source of creation. Being with that consciousness that recognizes itself moment by moment. As that consciousness is constantly aware of itself there is no space to forget oneself….to get lost in the mind. That consciousness is much more powerful than the mind …… and the mind becomes silent.”
The above two paragraphs are the words of my Teacher, my Guide, my Master who is guiding me in the awakening process. He is teaching me how to live…how to behave… understand… in that inner space of existence that is so radically different than anything I have ever known. This is a totally new world…there is nothing to see there…nothing to grasp through senses or through mind…so the mind that has been trained through eons to live through objects at first feels entirely confused…at times panicky …it is scared of losing control. What he is teaching me is that the inner state cannot be objectified it has to be embodied. With his help guiding me through this intricate and subtle dimension I am slowly finding a new way of existing….navigating the path of evolution….experiencing the alchemy of transformation more and more as I learn to embody the inner states. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the incredible value of his amazing depth of knowledge and insight of the path out of pain and suffering….the path of awakening to the truth of who we really are….an expression of the Creator….the Light of I Am. It is by Grace that I have found him. His name is Anadi. With awe and wonder, I thank you, Anadi.
With Loving Awareness,