Sunday I began raking and sweeping outside and unearthed a patio that had been long forgotten and overgrown with grass and weeds. I woke up and went outside first thing to water the new plantings, as usual. Almost each day I prune something and stick it in the ground to grow, or move a plant or shrub from here to there, so there are always new plantings to water in. As I let the hose run on the patch of night-blooming jasmine, I began raking the leaves and gravel from the walk outside the sliding glass door to the master suite. That was when I saw and remembered my good pal Doug Cobb had put a patio down for me in 1997. I was ready to begin using the patio again and so I swept it down and hosed it off to clean it. The water settled in several places and I knew I had to raise it up another 4+” if I wanted the concrete blocks to stay dry and the water to drain properly. I decided that would be my project for the day. As it turned out, it only took me an amazingly short 3 hours. Continue reading
“The person who hurts us, disappoints us, betrays us, angers us is the greatest teacher giving us the opportunity to practice Mastery by providing an opportunity to practice, forgiveness, compassion and kindness.” Dalai Lama
Apparently Sandra Bullock, who formerly had the most perfect nose ever, now has a generic, plain Hollywood nose… Last time I was this disappointed was when I saw Jennifer Grey years after her nose job. She was no longer memorable or even second glance worthy…
I’m glad to see you know who has stopped touting himself as a shaktipat conferring guru and become excellent at a job he’s really cut out for and loves. That’s how you serve the world. If someone can in fact transmit shaktipat to you, they are not likely to talk about it, nor charge you initiation fees at workshops. But if it uplifts you to go thru the motions, by all means keep flocking to these marketers.
There is an entire world of suffering that goes away when you stop expecting people to treat you fairly, or return a favor, or simply be courteous and respectful or return a call, do the right thing, etc. And when you are no longer attached to that, amazingly you begin to be treated better. Expect it.
Never compare your journey with someone else’s. Your journey is your journey and not a competition. This includes the one-upsmanship that goes on when someone tells a story of awakening or paranormal event. There’s always someone who has to top the story. I’ve gotten to where I don’t care about the story. I care about their reaction to what happened, what did it stir in them, what realizations did it make them come to? I never want to hear, “oh I saw this” or “I saw that” unless someone is asking what it means. I want to hear what transformation took place in you, what is different NOW than BEFORE?
Contrary to what you may have heard, the pentagram symbol is not a sign of “the devil” but is used by a large number of people who share a common belief in the sanctity of life. They don’t sacrifice living things for any reason. They do not worship the Christian Satan, nor do they revere any similar figure; most do not even recognize the existance of Satan. They do not cast spells to cause evil or to befall others. They believe that causing evil will bring evil back to the one who causes it. Their religion is based on nature, and is founded on the belief that the whole world is interrelated, that everyone is responsible for their own actions, and that peace, love, and tolerance for everyone should be encouraged everywhere. Pentagrams are used today as a symbol of faith by many Wiccans and neopagans, akin to the use of the cross by Christians and the Star of David by Jews. Christians once more commonly used the pentagram to represent the five wounds of Jesus. The pentagram has associations with Freemasonry and is also utilized by other belief systems.
Sunday February 26, 2012, Leslie Marlar will give the Sunshine Lecture from 9 – 10 AM. Leslie is a real astrologer, with certifications, licenses, degrees. I always find her to be right on. She says she has very good news for everyone concerning this coming year and is happy to share it with us. Astrologically things are looking good! All are welcome to attend. Yoga Shakti Mission is located just west of Minton Road, just north of Palm Bay Road at3895 Hield Rd NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907
“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” — Wilfred Peterson