Friday, January 6, 2017
It’s about 1:00 A.M. and here I sit in the silence feeling love, peace and well being. Earlier today I was in my car at a stoplight and the green arrow came on for the left turn of the car to my left. The car waited a second or two too long for the car behind so that car honked - no love, peace and well being there. This evening I was reading in the paper about the plans of the republicans to dismantle Obama’s A.C.A., then about some of Europe’s negative responses to refugees - no love, peace and well being there either. I do everything I can to bring about peace in this world but I also value and keep returning to the peace I find in the silence. "If you believe the noises of the world rather than the silences of your soul, you will be lost." (Walsch)
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Yesterday I spoke of the experience of truly being of service to someone else with no self-serving thoughts, actions or involvement. I am reminded of another comment by Walsch when he wrote "Once you’ve had such a magnificent experience, it can be very difficult to go back to "real life" in a way that blends well with what other people are calling "reality". That is because your reality has shifted. It has become something else. It has expanded, grown. And it cannot be shrunk again. It’s like trying to get the genie back in the bottle. It can’t be done." The experience does really change my view of reality in a way that does not return.
In my working with a new person today I got in what I call the "zone", a place of power and love where true connection and transformation happen. It has been several months since I experienced the feeling of being in the zone with that intensity. The experience was exhilarating and exhausting. I can’t say that I know exactly how that happens but what I do is to place my own thoughts, plans and biases in the background so I can truly listen and then ask the Universe/God for support and guidance to be of maximum service. It is important that my focus on the other person be complete.
Monday, January 2, 2017
I begin working as a mentor with a new person tomorrow, a sacred responsibility and one that requires that I listen and follow guidance. The biggest challenge for me is to keep my own thoughts, plans and biases in the background so I can truly listen and guide them on their path - not mine. I need to remember what Walsch says, that "Know that you are your own highest authority. Whether you read the Talmud or the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita or the Qur’an, the Pali Canon or the Book of Mormon, or any holy text, do not place your source of authority outside of you. But, rather, go within to see if the truth you’ve found is in harmony with the truth you find in your heart. If it is, do not say to others "this book is true." Say, 'this book is true for me.'"
It’s the new year and I have a strong sense that it is time to "begin" - the problem is that I do not know what to begin yet. I suspect that "way will be shown". I continue to establish myself in the spiritual community here and I will keep up the progress. We have been moving into our "new" house, a process that will continue. I have also been refinishing pieces of furniture. All-in-all it is time to continue, do everything in a sacred/respectful/honoring manner and be patient.