Saturday, August 3, 2013

Unconditional Love

Yesterday morning, during my time with God, I accessed/allowed/received a strong feeling of pure unconditional love, a feeling that I have come to know as God, a feeling that words can only point toward.  It is a feeling similar to human love and the originator of that, but much stronger.  I have accessed that feeling before a few times and transmitted it to others, during healings for them.  I have known for a while that I contain a “seed” that is connected with God.  However, this is the first time that I have accessed that feeling, and been with it for myself, a game changer.  It seems a bit silly to say it this way, since I can only allow it and be with it, but it gives me something to shoot for.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Asking For Guidance

It’s a bit hard to describe, but I realized today that I don’t even get to the point of feeling “doubtful or agitated” before asking for help and guidance, I simply ask for guidance all day, especially in potentially difficult situations rather than encountering difficult situations, emotionally reacting to them and then asking for guidance.  As I have said before, I sometimes have no idea why I do what I do, but I have trust and faith that if I listen and act accordingly, that everything will work out well and it always does.  I am very clear that I am merely an actor for everyone’s benefit and that I am not in charge.  I just act “spontaneously” as Nisargadata Maharaj would say.  I think that starting out each day with a period of prayer and meditation, the way I do, is critical to this approach.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Value of Conflicts & Fears

I was reminded today that my constant striving for additional growth, without any sort of “self-flagellation” or even moderate self-criticism, is a balance that I have only recently achieved.  The fact is that my humanness results in conflicts and doubts that make growth difficult.  I also find it best to embrace those conflicts and doubts as part of being human, a beautiful and rich experience (also transient and illusory!).  For example, I have made tremendous strides in overcoming parts of my disability, physically and emotionally.  I also know that the process is not done yet and that my blocks, in part, come from my own doubts and fears.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Being Open

It is just good to be alive and experience the love and connection that I am now open to.  The importance of love and connection has been talked about in several of my recovery meetings, recently, including the fact that forming a loving connection also means that it hurts when that connection is disrupted by death or simply moving on.  Personally, I even feel some sadness each time a meeting ends and the connection stops for a time.  I find joy and fulfillment in all of the various feelings involved, they are all aspects of love, different sides of the same coin.  I used to be like a human computer, closed off to the process.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some Thoughts

I went to the movie “R.I.P.D.” today, pretty silly.  The central story revolved around life or consciousness after death, which is a welcome expansion of the normal story line for most movies.  The movie also contained a lot of action and drama, which was/is not realistic at all, for life in general or especially life after physical death.  There were a few scenes in the movie that dealt with internal conflicts or the importance of love and connection, within this physical existence and after, topics that were nice to see.  I think, it would be nice to see less reliance on action and drama and more emphasis on the parts of life that have some meaning like internal conflicts, love and connection, quiet topics that would not sell tickets.

Monday, July 29, 2013


The main message from the “signs” I spoke of yesterday is that I need to increase my diligence as far as the healing meditation I do and continue striving to remove/unlearn my internal, emotional blocks to my own physical healing.  Several times each day, I perform a healing meditation or visualization that is based on the transcendental feeling of the eternal “I am”, love and wellness.  I focus on filling my body/being with that feeling and, simultaneously, visualize physical wellness.
The blocks I mention are the doubts and fears that I have picked up in the process of growing up in this culture.  Like Marianne Williamson says “We were taught to think thoughts like competition, struggle, sickness, finite resources, limitation, guilt, bad, death, scarcity, and loss.”  These blocks were nicely symbolized by the second coyote, which was young, quiet and relatively innocent, the way I was as a small child, when love, wellness and connectedness were all I knew.  I aspire to get back to that state.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Yesterday morning at about 1:00, there were two coyotes calling right outside my window, in my yard.  One was quite loud and strident, the other quieter.  It was quite startling and gave me a strong feeling of foreboding, a form of warning of events to come, a feeling that I needed to get ready for something.  The morning before that, this time at 4:00, while I was meditating, I heard something large and lumbering, like a bear, outside, on the deck around the kitchen area of our house.  That event carried with it the need for courage and strength.  Putting the two together, I think it a good idea to do everything I can to ready myself.
Knowing that everything in the universe is connected means to me that it is a good idea to pay attention to clues like those I describe above.  As my wife pointed out, historically, I have not been good about paying attention, often with disastrous results. I would like to change that.  Understanding is not required, but a good idea in some cases.