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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Burial - Archangel

Burial has been very influential in my journey. I love when you can literally transcend into the sounds and be captivated by the energy exuded from the music. Sound has an amazing healing property and propensity for inner growth and ultimately a deeper connection to the whole. I can melt into this groove and let it fill me up, engorging every facet of my being, becoming one with all that is.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Death and Dying

Do you ever stop and realize that so many people are attached to the idea of living to be 100 years old? It is kind of interesting to me as some of these people seem to not truly be happy where they are now, however it is really not my place to judge that. I began thinking about this notion of living to be 100 yrs old...why do we want to prolong the lifetime past when nature wants to pull the plug? Would we rather be connected to a feeding tube in a hospital or nursing home rather than just pass along when it is time? It seems as though we are in a time where reversing the clock and aging process is the ultimate goal, so much that we are not enjoying where we are in this moment. I am a firm believer that we can indeed age gracefully and beautifully and savor every moment of it! Do we want to prolong this lifetime out of fear? Fear of the unknown? And in the unknown we have no control over what happens next? Is it more comforting to reside in a lifeless existence where at least we know what lies before us, even if it is just in a vegetable state?

A book I have been reading lately, WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION by BETSY THOMPSON really captivates an alluring and fascinating concept of the dying process. One idea that is mentioned that I really resonate with is that death really should not be feared for it's not an ending of anything but rather a new journey of the soul. "Death had to be real to be feared. When I knew death was impossible, I couldn't fear something I knew did not exist."
The idea of time is discussed but not the way we think of time...according to Thompson the soul lives in emotion rather than time. To the soul, one moment is more meaningful than eons if something wonderful is happening in it. To me this sums up so much of how I try to live my life. You hear the saying, "Quality over Quantity"...one beautiful and genuine moment is so much more satisfying and rewarding than years of torment.
What do we give in our lifetime and what do we receive? Do we have any control or power or choice in this? Yes! Absolutely we do! "Fear came from giving fear, stress came from giving stress, judgment came from giving judgment." What we put out we in turn receive, simple! You can tell what you are transmitting by what you are getting....in order to get different "packages" from the universe simply change what you are sending out.
Reincarnation- do you believe you have lived many lives, been here before, are an old soul, known someone in a past life? The author eludes to the notion that our soul plans journeys following the succession of this one, and in all of these journeys or incarnations we live what we have previously judged. SO when we think about these ideas of growth and reincarnation of the soul,we can start to live more loving and compassionate in this lifetime. How am I perceiving the world around me and how am I perceiving myself? Are these two perceptions related? If I begin to express more love and less judgment toward others how will I begin to start seeing myself?
'THE WORST THAT HAS EVER BEEN IS STILL A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE'

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rabbit In The Moon - Phases Of An Out Of Body Experience II 1994

Celebrate Life

What are you Transmitting?

The word Emanate is defined as: from “Manare” to flow, to come out from a source. “Emit”.

So often we are very focused on what we are getting or receiving. Many times we may forget to realize that it is also pertinent to be conscious of what we are sending out. These sort of energy exchanges occur daily and around the clock: you put in a quarter and a gum ball comes out, you hand the cashier money and you receive your item, you throw a ball and your dog fetches it, you place a letter in the mailbox and the post man picks it up for delivery. It is the same with the energy exchange within us and the world around us. Do you emit a positive energy? What kind of people do you attract? DO you feel energized by those you surround yourself with? Do others seem to suck the energy out of you? These questions can all tell you how the exchange of energy may be affecting you...it is nothing to be stressed over however, because we have the power to make choices around this. If a situation or person isn't contributing to your life in some way then maybe it's time to look at it and make some alterations or adjustments. Ultimately life is supposed to be fun and enjoyed, never to be taken to harshly so play with it and see what it can bring you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Walking Through Illusion

"DISAPPOINTMENT COMES FROM THINKING THAT LIFE SHOULD BE DIFFERENT. ENJOYMENT COMES FROM THINKING THAT LIFE IS WONDERFUL THE WAY IT IS."

"YOU ARE THE LIGHT YOU LET IN, THE LOVE YOU GIVE, THE BEAUTY YOU DEFINE, AND THE REASON YOU LIVE."

"PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR PRESENCE WHEN YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR PRESENCE."

These are some excerpts from book called WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION by Betsy Otter Thompson. She was generous enough to send me a copy to read and it is a wonderful book. I will be sifting through it gradually. It is a great addition to anyone's book collection specifically if you are interested in developing inner growth, compassion, and strength in your own life. One of Betsy's core ideas is that we don't take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found from having them.