Self Mastery: Know Thyself

  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Self mastery as I understand it and experience it has to do with one’s ability to live from the inside out. My worldview changes when I truly learn to do this. Outside influences dissolve as the realization that I am both cause and effect of my earthly experiences becomes the reality. No more can I look to others for what is ‘wrong’ in my life. If someone is doing or not doing what I want of them, now it is solely an indication of my own objection to myself. This is the perspective one lives from if one takes on 100% responsibility for all of creation. When realized, self-mastery is total and complete freedom. In this realization, I can say, “I am the creator. This is who I am, and it brings me great joy to look around me and see all that I have brought forth thru my intention and desire. It is very good.” In this statement lies the knowing that whatever appears in my world is perfect for my ‘remembering’ of who I truly am. If I desire to change something, I do it from the inside out….changing MY thoughts and ultimately my feeling response….in order to experience something different. As long as the body-mind exists in the world, self-mastery calls for vigilance of every thought and every feeling. My awareness of another….my story of them….my judgment of them….this becomes information about myself ….not them. I eagerly seek such information, for I KNOW this...

Self Discovery

SELF DISCOVERY You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. Alan Alda ******* Be 100% committed to your journey whatever that may be. Commitment to your journey is commitment to your life. Live it full out by living in the NOW. Practice being present with the NOW. Your reward will be LIFE Itself. Namaste,...

Joy Is Who I Am

DECEMBER 18, 2014 JOY IS WHO I AM   Joy is the very air I breathe it moves in and out of me singing the music of life and love   Joy fills my being It dances into every cell of this body powered by the I AM…   Joy is my nature the bubbling point from which I create all that I see   Joyously I sing a song of love   Joyously I embrace each moment as it unfolds before me   Joyously I experience myself in each moment without judgment   It feels really good to say:  I AM JOY!...

Being A Friend

DECEMBER 15, 2014 A life-long friend left the planet today.  Her spirit left the physical form to return to its true identity. I write this with her warmth of heart alive within me.  Dear Rosalie, I love you.   What I love most is to be a friend.  There is just something about being a friend to someone that feels good. Maybe it’s a sense of purpose… or a sense of having the ability to support someone when they ask it of me. Then again, maybe my love for being a friend is all about what it brings to me as an inner experience… that flow of energy that takes place in our exchange.   For me, being a friend is a deep, spiritually selfish act of loving humanity.  It comes down to…. what do I want for myself?  The response to that question is easy.  I want to be loved, supported, nurtured, acknowledged, and accepted for who/how I am right now… not for whom or how someone hopes I will be in the future.  I want to be seen for the valuable, precious package I am right now.   This, of course, is more easily achieved when I am able to see all of this wonder in myself. Then, I am better able to offer this same perspective to those around me…. to some folks more easily than others, I dare say.  Still, the translation of how I truly feel about myself is expressed in my ability to be my own best friend.  If I can really love myself… I mean every part of myself… the dark as...