It’s a special man who understands the depth of a moment in time and how it is such a part of the puzzle and necessary and sacred step on the path to his further destiny. It’s a wise man who learns from the consequences of his actions so he stops gathering attention and affection just to have something else to conquer. It’s a humble man who recognizes he’s started something and no matter how softly he tries to end and detach, it has to play out and he has to take his medicine.
It’s a blessed woman who understands the depth of a special moment and how necessary a step on the way to her happy future. It’s a responsible woman who knows the power of her own enticement and knows when it’s time to have a moment and when it’s time to bow out gracefully. Continue reading
IN THE FIRST DREAM I am walking along a very rough terrain, on the way to climb a high and rather forbidding mountain, the top of which is concealed by mist and clouds. It is clear that the ascent of this mountain symbolizes my whole life. Clambering over the rubble in front of me is not too daunting, but as I look ahead I see that my way is blocked by several cliffs that appear to be around ten feet high. Beyond those are some still higher cliffs, the farthest being perhaps hundreds of feet high. I have no idea how I will deal with those when I get to them, but meanwhile there seems nothing to do but forge ahead. However, although I didn’t know notice it at first, I am growing in stature as I go along, so that by the time I finally reach the ten-foot cliffs I am tall enough that I can simply step up over them. The same with the hundred-foot cliffs. Continue reading
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.
An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil — he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.” They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied: “The one you feed.”
Every few years, I run across some that we seem to be real psychic together. It’s so cool when it’s someone with a similar mission on a parallel path. Even better when we both know it’s going on and can enjoy the unfolding of it. My friend JB and I have been doing some meditation together and discussing synchronicities, how it’s all Divinely orchestrated and how everything is connected. He’s a singer/songwriter and I downloaded some of his songs onto a cd and have been listening in the car. I told him I liked a particular song, and asked him to guess which lines of the song were my favorite. He didn’t want to play, but he took a few moments and then guessed correctly. It made me wish I’d written it down so he could know he’d intuited correctly. I’d just told him about the significance of the number 108. In the song, the lines I really dug come at minute 1:08 as I thought they would. Later, I tested him again. “A number between 1 and 7, pick one” and he said “Seven.” “Pick another, ” I said, and he corrected guessed numbers 7 and 3. Again I wished I’d written it down before asking him. He’s a healthy skeptic, which makes it all the better. I’ve only had a handful of these in the past 20 years: my brother of course, also Frank Maiello, Doug Cobb and Carl Morgan. I love it when friends can tune into each other with the spidey sense!
I’ve grown up having to keep my eye on the clock. My entire life I’ve been on a time schedule. From the time clocks of the 1970’s to the 22 years as a paralegal keeping track of time — in 6 minute segments — for client billing purposes. Later, the hourly billing for spiritual counseling and psychic readings. I work on publisher’s deadlines for contract work, on my tax accountant’s deadline for quarterly reporting, and on a commercial print shop’s monthly magazine print schedule. I keep two appointment books: one for daytime 6:00am to 6:00pm, and the other for evenings 6:00pm to 6:00am. I’ve gotten so programmed that I can even wake up in the dark middle of the night and guess within minutes of what time it is. I used to resent being tied to a clock since it basically meant I was never able to completely relax. I later realized it was simply how I choose to perceive it. Continue reading
A son, Anthony, invites his mother for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, Tina. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Anthony’s roommate is. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, Anthony volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Tina and I are just roommates.” A week later, Tina came to Anthony saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?” “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure. ” So he sat down and wrote an email: Dear Mama, I’m not saying that you “did” take the sugar bowl from my house; I’m not saying that you “did not” take it. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Love, Anthony.
Several days later, Anthony received a response email from his Mama which read: Dear son, I’m not saying that you “do” sleep with Tina, and I’m not saying that you “do not” sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now. Love, Mama.
—— Moral: Never lie to your Mama
Did you ever wake up with a stranger and wonder how you got there? Yeah, me either since I pay attention and stay conscious of what I’m doing and who I’m doing it with.
9-26-11 update: Tests back, no cancer! In the 20 years I’ve known John Springer, he’s been a dedicated lightworker and networker and community builder. John and his wife, Patricia, are always assisting people to discover joy. John’s in the hospital right now getting tests done and we’re asking for absentee healing for him – that he is restored to physical health and wholeness that he may continue his good work, and continue his leadership of love and light. We ask for all those he has inspired and uplifted in the past, and they number in the thousands, to include his healing in your thoughts, your prayers, and your healing circles. For those who do not yet know John, that you will meet and experience his love of nature and all life. John’s analogy is that he is in the car shop for a tune up, to check the fluids, change the oil and kick the tires. He thanks all for the prayers and healings. If John has touched your life, please go to his page and donate a few dollars towards their expenses right now. Pay it forward. It comes back around.
Oh, and a little ho’oponopono couldn’t hurt. Ho’oponopono, a Hawaiian Healing Process .
9-26-11 update from Patricia Springer: Hello friends and spiritual family, John is finally off of all IV’s . He is waiting for a bed in rehab. for 2-3 wks , then he will come home until his infection is cleared up for the Dr. to do prostate surgery 6-8 wks. Fll of the test that they have done come back negative for cancer, YEH. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE MANY PRAYERS , KEEP THEM COMING still a long way to go. Today is day 22,