I will be speaking with Laura Langley on the Laura Langley Show June 23rd. Here’s the link. So excited!
I was writing tonight about what/who my inspirations in life have been. Remembering back to my childhood, it ranged from Winnie the Pooh, Big Bird, and Mary Poppins to Wonder Woman, the Six Million Dollar Man and Charlie’s Angels. Moving on into my teens it became the hero of whatever book I couldn’t put down, or musician who’s music I’d become infatuated with.
Then, in early adulthood, it was the work of Joseph Campbell and Deepak Chopra that resonated with me and helped shape who I am today.
Inspiration is the spark that ignites creativity. It is our divine beingness that is sparked in the face of inspiration.
One of the definitions of Inspire is to breathe. We all share the breath of life. We all inspire.
What inspires you?
This video brought tears to my eyes. I love this life!!!
I saw this quote recently, and felt compelled to share it today. To me, it means more than just the maturity that comes along with growing into adulthood and being able to support and take care of yourself. It holds more of a spiritual meaning for me.
“You become mature when you become the authority for your own life.”
Joseph Campbell, “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living”
When we become the authority of our own life, we move into a state of being that is transcendent of the circumstances around us. We are able to create the life of our choosing by allowing for its unfolding while using our creative intention to guide and direct ourselves. The universe matches whatever we wish for in our life, and does so in its own time. All it requires of us is to hold the intention, practice patience, and enjoy the ride ;] This, to me, is maturity.
Lots of love to you all!
I have a sister blog called Lessons In Love: Twelve Principles For Daily Living and wanted to share a bit here….please visit LIL to read more….xoxo
What does it mean to be Aware
It means to have the knowledge that you and everything contained in all there is are one. There is no separation between you, me, nature, the stars, and so on. All of it is the collective “We”.
We are, I am, the Alpha and the Omega.
With this awareness, there is no separation from anyone or anything. When the “I” becomes “We”, our entire world takes on new meaning. There is a shift in perception that re-creates the bond with the infinite divine that was fully present in our awareness before birth, and is challenged in the face of the duality of this world, only to be fully present once again through re-experiencing our true nature. We may have this experience here, in our body, if we choose to. In our physical and nonphysical form we have, and always have, free will.
My experience in both near death and this life on earth is that we are seamless forms of consciousness, only here we are not always aware this is so.
How do we cultivate awareness? First, by acknowledging the possibility that what we see isn’t all there is. What we experience in physical form is only one part of the story, and no matter which part we experience, it is just as important as another. There are no exceptions, but, we always have free will to choose what kind of experience we have. We have the ability to change our reality at any moment in time.
In my life, and in my death, I’ve undergone multiple transformations of consciousness. All of us experience this over and over again along our paths. Looking back on this life, I see the gradual evolution of my spirit along its journey. Death is but a continuation of the journey, a perpetuation of consciousness, beautifully orchestrated from the physical to the nonphysical. It is the next step, not the end, but a new beginning :]
Being that it’s New Year’s Eve, I, like so many, find myself looking back at this time last year and being really amazed at the huge transformations that have happened not only in my life, but in the lives of my family.
For me, it’s been a journey of opening up and being vulnerable. I am allowing myself to “become” and show others my authentic self. My NDE reminded me of who that is, and of the spiritual commitment I made during my journey into the afterlife, which was to share the love I am with the world. This happens in myriad ways, and at present my ADD mind is trying to organize my efforts in many directions (M-A-N-Y). Lol.
What happens in the coming year depends on me. I create my life from my intentions, and so far, they’ve always delivered. Maybe not in the exact way I wanted them to, but always for the higher good of everyone involved. When something doesn’t “go my way” it’s for a pretty darn good reason, and just means there is something better coming down the pike than I could have imagined . When these good things happen, it’s not just me that benefits, and that’s what life is all about.
Happy New Year!
Love to you all :]
This sparked something in me. I began to consider the connection between Compassion and Empathy. Compassion is the physical expression of the spiritual connection we all share, and Empathy is born out of this. Empathy itself is identification with another without being “attached” to it. There is simply an observation of the other’s present condition, and a caring for them that comes out of it. Sympathy is generated by an attached identification and caring for another that is ego-generated. It is the “I want to change things so you do not suffer.” Where Empathy is “I understand and identify with your suffering.” Therefore, a detached expression of our spiritual connection to all there is brings us good spiritual health, and fosters our life-connections. In my NDE and in life I have, I did, and do, experience this. This spiritual knowing allows for me to serve others without getting “burnt out”. It allows for me to express love without ego getting in the way.
~ Roman Krznaric
PDF: How Should We Live?
by Roman Krznaric
(December 1, 2013)
Twelve universal topics including work, love, and family; time, creativity, and empathy are explored in this book by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom that people have been missing. Looking to history for inspiration can be surprisingly powerful. In How Should We Live?, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric shares ideas and stories from history each of which sheds invaluable light on decisions made every day. There is much to be learned from the ancient Greeks about the different varieties of love, for example, from the Renaissance about living with passion and facing the realities of death, from various indigenous cultures on bringing up our children, and from Japanese pilgrims on the art of travel. History is…
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