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The Power Of Being

We All Have The Power Experience The Beauty Within

   May 20

The never ending gift of love

Every relationship that we have that has an impact on our lives, however long they last are nothing less than a contract, entered into between two souls for reasons that are always based in love.  Because souls are the purest form of the energy of love.  When a relationship ends, one or both of the parties feels the burden of loss.  One or both of the people involved feels that something was broken, stolen, or violated.  This is the norm.

The person who is left, or driven to leave is told that it was a mistake, being with that person was a mistake.  Sometimes we focus on the years lost, opportunities missed, the could haves, would haves and should haves, instead of the did haves.  The failure of a relationship does not happen during the relationship, it happens during the end of the relationship.  When my heart was broken, I learned that it was not his fault for breaking it, it was my fault for giving it rather than opening it. An open heart cannot be broken and a heart once given cannot be retrieved.  To open your heart to another person is to let them in.  If you give your heart to someone you have already broken it, because it is the place where the Divine enters the world through you.  Each time we open our hearts to someone we are given a gift.

No one enters a life without a gift.  It could be someone who is abusive, and the gift is the lesson of owning, believing in, and taking our own power.  It could be someone who steals those things that mean the most to us.  The gift is the lesson on non-attachment.  When I was growing up my father and mother convinced me that I could never succeed in the world.  Then, without that as a goal, it just happened.  I bought many things, things that I told myself I would never part with because they were my trophies, my proof that I could make it.  Then because of a man in my life I was forced to sell every one of them, the pain was great, my fear of no longer having proof that I was more than I was told I could be made me feel that I would once again disappear into being nothing if I did not have my proofs.  But my family needed to eat.  So I sought all spiritual answers as to how to do what I had to do.  I found it in Kabala.  I picked up a book, and God opened the book to the page that I needed to read.  It said that we should gather all of that which we believe that we cannot let go of.  Then we should double that and give it all away.  Because it is only the ego that clings to things, release the things, you release the ego.

This gave me the ability to let these things go, and let them go forever with no desire to ever have them returned or replaced because only in letting them go, could I finally free myself of the ego I had tried so hard to free myself of.  It was one of the greatest moments in my life and I could never have received that gift had it not bee for the relationship that forced me to sell those things for my family.  That relationship forced me to reestablish my communication with Spirit.  Because on my knees, with all hope fading, I found God waiting to fill my emptiness with that which something that had no expiration date because it was not of the transient world, it was of the eternal Spirit.

There are no bad relationships, only relationships soured because we believe in endings when endings do not exist.  Every relationship is a gift, a gift given and a gift received.  And the greatness of a relationship is not in its longevity but in the fullness of its gifts. All of my relationships raised me, all of my relationships taught me, all of my relationships made me greater than I could ever have been had they not been in my life.  All of my relationships fill me with gratitude, and those whom I have once love, I will eternally love, because it is all of those relationships each one, without exception that have made me know that whether in this life, or the next, I am the woman, who is ready for the crown, of the relationship that will not fill a need, not end my loneliness, not slay my dragons, but will be the relationship that completes me.

In Kabala, it is said that there is that one soul, the one and only soul above all others that is our spiritual mate.  That we may not meet that soul in every life, but when we do it is a power so great that it fills the world with love.  It is a power so great that even if the two are married to other people is the the obligation of those other people to release the souls to be together because of the greatness of the light and the power of its gift to the world.  Every relationship is contracted for a time.  During its time it fills, beyond its time it drains.  We must know, with the highest gratitude, at all times, the greatness of the gifts that lie between the beginning and the end of a relationship.  If we can do this, we can also celebrate the end, and know that eternal love that is forever alive between the souls who made the contract.  Then we will allow our relationships to move to a new level of love, while we live, not wait  for death to see the love that was always there.  We will then learn to celebrate the end of a relationship with the joy and anticipation that s inherent in every graduation.  There are no straight lines in world of spiritual beings, only circles, spirals, where every end is the door to a great new beginning.  Our vows should be, one day, “For better or for worse, for richer or poorer so long as we both shall grow and share.

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Originally posted 2015-05-27 05:26:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


   May 18

The Bible Story of Joseph and the journey of the Soul


The story of Joseph is a story of the journey of the soul. It seems that this is a soul that has gained wisdom through other lifetimes, and is able to maintain its connection with God throughout its trials on earth. Therefore, it is safe to say that this is the story of an old soul and its journey through the senses and desires of the physical body and the earth plane. In the Bible story of Joseph we see the story of the soul. Joseph has a dream:

5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7. for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. 9. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Here, we see Joseph, as a soul, envisioning the time when he will become the master over his sense represented by the sheaths of corn, and finally over his fate, as described by the Sun, Mon and eleven Stars. Jacob – here representing the higher self, the connection with God, hears the goal of the soul and keeps note of it, knowing that it is seeking to return – to rise above the body. Most likely, this story represents a soul which has had many lives already and facing the return home.

The brothers, here representing the senses and the desire nature of the body betray Joseph take his coat and throw him into a pit in the wilderness, the pit representing the body where at first , the soul cannot see its way to God through the Maya. The fact that there is no water probably tells us that there is no way for wisdom to flow to the soul at this point:

22. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him: that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father. 23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him; 24. and they took him, and cast him into the pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

Later, the brothers sold Joseph to a passing caravan – he is sold into slavery. So here we see Joseph given by the senses over to one of the desires of the body – greed.

What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? 27. Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened unto him. And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver.

Yet, despite the desire of the senses to break Joseph, God is within him, he is aware of his goal – he is a light within, one that glows without. And because of the light that is steadily growing, the soul continues to maintain his direction. Then, as happens to all souls – Joseph is tempted by the wife of his master. As the soul is always tempted by the desires of the body. Although Joseph does not fall to the temptation – he is then tested further by being punished anyway. He is thrown into jail. Here we see that this soul, cannot be tempted by glitter, nor can he be tempted by adversity. Because of his unwillingness to succumb to the tests of the physical – the greatest of desires and temptations do not stand in his way.

Ultimately, Joseph interprets a dream for Pharaoh. He tells Pharaoh that his dreams state that there will be seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. Because of this interpretation of the dreams, Pharaoh makes Joseph the final authority in all that happens in the kingdom. Here, Joseph is expressing the wisdom of an advanced soul. He expresses the fact that there are cycles of abundance and cycles of loss in life on earth. If one is not greedy during cycles of abundance one will have enough during cycles of loss. This is very much a statement of the middle way. Pharaoh, representing the higher self, sees that the soul cannot again be affected by what happens in the environment. The soul is prepared for the end of the journey, with its connection to God intact. It has been declared that the senses and the destiny will be under the rule of the soul, and the battle for the soul – has been won by the higher self.

When his brothers come to him in need of food for their families and for their father, he was generous to them. Here the soul ruled person, being ruled by the principal of love is generous and benevolent to all, regardless of what others might have done to him. The soul, is advanced enough to understand that nothing happens that is not determined by God, and so all is good.
Genesis 50:15-21
15. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16. And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto thee evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are thy servants. 19. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20. And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

The soul goes from the pit, to slavery, to temptation, to adversity, to clear perception, and finally to mastery and home. This is only one of the many stories in the bible, which give us such light as to the meaning of life from the perspective of the soul’s journey. When we are ready to understand the scriptures, all scriptures as guides to life at all stages, we will truly see how they are all great master teachers. We see this repeated again when Jesus having received the Christ enters into the wilderness (the descent of the soul into flesh) and faces the temptations of Satan. This is the path of all souls that come into incarnation. It is the facing of the tests, the tests of temptation, and the tests of adversity, to ultimately overcome them all and free the true self that lies within.

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Originally posted 2015-11-03 05:19:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


   May 16

Approaching 2012 – Part One – Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

By Denise Gibel Molini

One day as I was driving my car I had a vision of the future.  It was a future that seemed to me to belong to those who will be here perhaps thirty to fifty years from now.  I saw young people living with each other in an environment of peace and cooperation.  I did not feel any remnants of the world that we live in today, in fact, I felt very strongly that they had built their world on the ashes of ours.  The ability to communicate using ESP and all forms of mental powers was very strong.  The only feeling that I had of that time which was negative was their memory of what mankind had to endure in order to get to where they were.  I sensed that there had been much suffering before that point was reached.

This time is very clearly approaching.  It is led by compassion.  I had seen a video on you tube about the bond between a dog and an elephant.  A while back I saw one on the bond between a turtle and a hippo.  I watched on video where a man and women went into the wild to reunite with the lioness that they had released back when she became of age.  The lioness ran and jumped into the arms of the man who raised her.  I had seen a story a couple of years ago about an Orangutan in Africa who adopted abandoned kittens and a pig who adopted puppies Today I watched a story about a dog who nurses abandoned tiger cubs, and cheetah cubs,  and a cat who brought an abandoned baby rabbit and nursed it with her kittens.  I saw a nine year old hippo in South Africa lying in bed with her human owners, kissing and loving them – nestled next to the family dog.  Then there is the remarkable video of the lioness who took care of a baby antelope, and after that one was taken by a lion she went on to care for five more.  The natives named her, Blessed.  Every instinct in her would tell her that this animal was food – but her heart took over.

The underlying energy of this planet that we live upon was for thousands of years, that of dog eat dog, survival of the deadliest – a giant food chain.   It was violent; that which was wild, was by instinct savage.  Not anymore.  The animals that we see are exhibiting what must be called basic compassion.  This is coming from their connectedness with the earth – they immediately incorporate into their instinctual behavior the energy that comes from the earth.  We, as humans have lost our connected with the earth, we are slow to respond to the changes in her energy fields that arise.  We are slow; we are closed off by our belief systems.

We advanced very quickly from the printing press to the industrial age, to the technological age and now the information age because all we had to do was modify what already existed in order to move to the next step – we did not have to reinvent the wheel.  I felt as I experienced this vision that this generation had to reinvent the wheel.  Whatever we built, it seemed that we had either destroyed or used up the resources necessary to maintain.  I felt saddened by what we had done, but happy knowing that the future was so beautiful.

All of the ancient prophesies declare a coming era of peace.  One in which as the Bible states in ISAIAH 2:4 “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more”. This is the destiny of the New Earth and her inhabitants.  Our challenge is not to create it, it has been created and it is waiting for those who can come out of the desert and enter the Promised Land. Our challenge is to be willing to let go of our golden idols, and our selfish ways.  The future is by any description – Heaven.  Mankind will reach it, perhaps not us, but the human race will.  Even the worst case scenario ends in the knowledge that only through cooperation, understanding, acceptance, compassion, equality and peaceful co-existence can we, as the human race, hope to survive through this millennium.

We have knowledge.  We have information.  What we lack are wisdom and foresight.  We are a “crossed fingers society”.  We react to the inevitable crisis that we will face with our heads in the sand and our fingers crossed.  Katrina is an example of how we handle everything.  It was well known that the levies in New Orleans and Mississippi would not withstand that eventual category 5 hurricane.  But instead of building levies that would, we crossed our fingers and hoped that they would not come down on our watch.  When it was very possible that they would fall, there was still no forced evacuation – there were, however, many fingers crossed.  It was known that the levies were not in the best shape, and nothing was being done about it.  Had we been prevention oriented would we not have made sure that  there was a plan in place to evacuate all of the surrounding areas.  But as usual, our plan was more cost efficient – we crossed our fingers.

The Bush Administration entered into a war in Iraq with no exit strategy – no strategy at all, except of course – crossed fingers.  I have recently read articles by economists at the beginning of the sub-prime boom promising that it would bring us to where we are today.  So, many knew what the likely outcome of what we were doing was.  Instead of forcing a change in course – we crossed our fingers.  We have become a society that has an enormous aversion to the cost of prevention.  We know in our hearts that one day our actions will have severe consequences, we just prefer to cross our fingers and hope that they come when we are gone.  This crossed fingers thing, it isn’t working well for us lately.  But we still cross our fingers in hopes that this is just a glitch and not a new paradigm.

I believe that life is like dominoes.  There are moments in our lives when the road that we have been traveling on reaches a fork.  On each path of the fork are rows of dominoes.  This is as much free will as we are going to get.  Once we push down one domino, we are on that path until the next fork and whatever lies in front of us cannot be changed.  There are destiny points in our lives that we will reach regardless of what we do.  These are where we either learn the lessons our collective and individual journeys were meant to teach us – or – we begin new journeys.

There are these moments in which we have choices to make.  What we choose, which domino we push, will be based upon what, if anything, we have learned thus far on our journey.  It is like a train station with many trains leaving, trains that will each take different tracks, yet all end up at the same station where we either leave, and end our journey, or get on a different train.  Once we get on a train, we are on it until it stops, and whatever happens, happens from that point on.  No more choices.  We get on the train, or push down the domino – we have created the point of no return.

We know that every species plays a role in the balance of our ecosystem.  We have no way of knowing the effect of the mass extinctions that we are causing.  We can guess, what the outcome could be if we continue to lose our bee populations.  It is clear that our plants don’t pollinate themselves.  One of the reasons that I find the prophesies of these ancient peoples such as the Maya so valuable is because they did have access to the history that preceded them.  When Christianity spread throughout the world, so did the mass destruction of any records that preceded its existence.  We have scant information to piece together; however, I believe that we have been left with enough.

There is no way of knowing which straw will break the camel’s back.   I remember a few months before September 11th I wrote an article for a local magazine in which I stated that I felt that the feelings of anger, inequity and hatred in the atmosphere (emotional atmosphere) had reached critical mass and something had to happen – somewhere it had to blow.  There is always a point when everything reaches critical mass, like a storm cloud hanging in the air waiting for that last molecule of moisture to hit it and the water pours out.

The moment that patient zero contracted AIDS was a point of no return for an epidemic that continues to kill millions of people.  There is one ash, one spark that floats into the brush and smolders for hours before turning into a fire that wipes out thousands of homes and kills countless people.  The moment that the ash touched the dry brush was a point of no return even though no one saw it or its results for hours or perhaps days.  Perhaps it was the day a butterfly flapped its wings in South America, leading to hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  It could be an election.

The world is not going to end.  We will plunge ourselves into a period of painful darkness, death, and suffering.  In the end, we will understand that hatred is the most dangerous terrorist and as long as hatred exists – no one will ever be safe.  We will understand that greed is the one greatest toxin in our environment, and so long as we cling to it, we doom ourselves and our children to inevitable disease and starvation.  In revelation the Bible talks about 144,000 souls.  The Mayan long count of 144,000 days is coming to an end.  In numerology that number equals 9.  Nine is the number of endings, but more of seeding the future with itself.  Something is happening – now.  Something bigger is going to happen soon, but if we look for it with narrow lenses we will miss it.  It is in the big picture.  When we focus all of our attention on one hole in the dam, we can become too sure that we don’t really have to worry.  But if we look up and see all of the holes in the dam, we will act now.  The action that we need now is to become wise.  We need to evolve into the people able to do what must be done.  And we need to do this now.  I found this in an essay written by Ervin Laszlo and it best describes how we must transform our living now.

TEN BENCHMARKS OF AN EVOLVED CONSCIOUSNESS

1. Live in ways that enable all other people to live as well, satisfying your needs without detracting from the chances of other people to satisfy theirs.

2. Live in ways that respect the right to life and to economic and cultural development of  all people, wherever they live and whatever their ethnic origin, sex, citizenship, station in life, and  belief system.

3. Live in ways that safeguard the intrinsic right to life and to an environment supportive of life for all the things that live and grow on Earth.

4. Pursue happiness, freedom, and personal fulfillment in harmony with the integrity of nature and with consideration for the similar pursuits of others in society.

5. Require that your government relate to other nations and peoples peacefully and in a spirit of cooperation recognizing the legitimate aspirations for a better life and a healthy environment of all the people in the human family.

6. Require business enterprises to accept responsibility for all their stakeholders as well as for the sustainability of their environment, demanding that they produce goods and offer services that satisfy legitimate demand without impairing nature and reducing the opportunities of smaller and less-privileged entrants to compete in the marketplace.

7. Require public media to provide a constant stream of reliable information on basic trends and crucial processes to enable you and other citizens and consumers to reach informed decisions on issues that affect your and their lives and well-being.

8. Make room in your life to help those less privileged than you to live a life of dignity, free from the struggles

9. Encourage young people and open-minded people of all ages to evolve the spirit that could empower them to make ethical decisions of their own on issues that decide their future and the future of their children.

10. Work with like-minded people to preserve or restore the essential balances of the environment, with attention to your neighborhood, your country or region, and the whole of the biosphere.

It is my belief that December 21, 2012 will be an important date for the future of mankind – but I don’t think that anything noticeably dramatic will occur on it.  I believe that it is simply the point of no return – the quiet falling of the first domino.  It could come in any form, such as, a bill that does or does not pass Congress.  It could be a new disease – or new form of an old one.  It could be a high school chemistry major who could not take being bullied one more day and creates an airborne chemical weapon which he unleashes in an airport.  It could be an act of war, or the last pollutant entering the atmosphere which will cause, at a later date, the natural disaster that changes everything.  We know what we have to do.  But, then again, we can just cross our fingers.

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Originally posted 2016-06-06 05:26:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter