Google+ Followers

Thursday, December 31, 2009

An Enlightened Egotist

Today marks the end of 2009 and for me it also marks the end of a 10 year “conscious” journey to evolve my human being from ego based to soul based. Along the way I was assisted by many entities including: friends, relatives, co-workers, brief encounters, a spirit guide, deceased spirits, a Reiki Master and an Archangel or two; all offered by my Creator. I thank you all.
Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life- bring it on!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A True Christmas Story

One Christmas morning several years ago I woke feeling something was missing. It just didn’t seem like Christmas. After breakfast I took a little time for myself before beginning preparations for dinner. I had a few slices of dry bread and decided to take them to the park to give the birds and ducks a holiday treat. It was a very cold and clear morning.

As I began tossing out the breadcrumbs I noticed a young man sitting on a park bench. My immediate reaction was that he was homeless and probably cold and hungry. I continued to feed the birds. As I was leaving the park I couldn’t stop thinking about the young man on the bench. As I started my car I made a decision to try to find some place that was open to get him something hot to drink. I began to drive down the nearly empty main street.

My mission was accomplished when I purchased cappuccino and pastry from a convenience store in the neighborhood. I noted that the total came to $2.01 and probably was not a coincidence. The biblical quote, “what you do unto the least of my brethren you do unto me” kept running through my mind.

Returning to the bench I approached the young man, who was wearing a backpack and appeared to be well kept for a homeless person. I asked if he wanted something hot to drink and he said he did. After setting my offering on the bench I wished him a merry Christmas and he returned the greeting.

A nearby church would soon be having services and I felt that he could find help there if he needed to. After all it was Christmas day!

As I was driving home I recalled reading a story about a minister who had dressed in rags and placed himself outside his church just prior to services. He wanted to see what his congregation would do. They walked right by him. When it was time for the service to begin the minister still in rags, went down the center aisle to the pulpit and used the experience to wake up his congregation.

The life story belonging to the young man on the bench was not for me to know. I believe our meeting was meant to be. I was very happy with the decision I made and I have a feeling that whoever else was watching was too. I found what was missing from my Christmas spirit by following my heart.

Acts of kindness are offerings of love and acknowledgment between one living creature and another. The more we do them, the more we do them without thinking. Giving creates universal love for both the giver and the receiver.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

One Gift

A poem I originally wrote for a Christmas telethon.

If you could have one gift for Christmas
tell me what would it be someone asked.
Seriously pondering the question awhile
the gift I choose wouldn't be under the tree.

What I really want for Christmas
I told the person who had asked me
is the most precious treasured gift of all
LOVE, pure and simple and completely free.

To all who read my words Merry Christmas 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thoughts To Ponder

Excerpt from my self-published word CD "A Hole in the Middle"

Listen to everything around you. Tune up the volume in your ears and become a universal eavesdropper. You never know when what you hear is a message meant for you. It comes in many forms such as simple conversation, a line from a book or movie, or sitting quietly and listening to birds sing or the movement of the wind.

Look at everything around you. Your vision is meant to see more than what is in front of your eyes. Search for the universal connection, present in every moment. Being aware of that silver thread that binds everything together will always lead you to your next experience.

Evaluate your past and present life challenges on a regular basis. Notice what makes you proud of yourself and what does not. Strive for pride every day of your life and when you don't quite measure up to your personal standard, try harder. You can't change what you did, but you are the only one who has the power to change what you are going to do next.

Appreciate and take care of everything you have been given. Do not compare what you have with what anyone else has. You have everything you need at any given moment of your life. Be aware that anything can disappear in the brink of an eye. When you leave earth you will take what you have learned and nothing more.

Question everything until you are satisfied with the answer. If you feel it is wrong it probably is. Intuition if the universe guiding you. Do not allow anyone else to think or speak for you. You are the only one who is living your life. Do your best and the universe will reward you for your effort.

Acknowledge your pristine soul by staying true to your core values. They have been part of your universal makeup since your soul was created. Do everything possible to keep them clean. Do not get sucked into another's lesser values because of envy, greed, guilt, desperation or laziness.