To be your authentic self you must look within.
Look past the outer layers that the world sees.
Go deep, deep inside yourself.
Find the pieces of you that have been long covered by your fears and doubts.
Allow those pieces to float to the surface of your being.
Now, who are you?
Who are you when the sea of your fears has parted?
Who are you when you become that which you were told you would never become?
Dive into the depths of your soul and become that which you were told you could never become.
Do you want to become Love?
Do you want to become Joy?
Show the world who you are.
You came into this world as a Light—it is time to let it shine.
Do you want to be enlightened?
Surrender to the path of the mystic.
Surrender your attachments.
Surrender your self-hate speech.
Surrender your judgment.
Surrender your self-righteousness.
Surrender your need for control.
Experience and embrace life in all its glorious unpredictability.
The more you try to control, the more you try to close your door to the mess outside.
The more you separate yourself from “them,” the less enlightened you become.
Surrender yourself to the knowledge that we are all One.
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A fire can be started either by Love or by anger.
A fire generated by Love is fueled by passion.
A fire started by anger will burn you.
A fire started by Love will purify whatever goes into It, but it will not hurt you.
If you want to be an enlightened being you have to step out of the shade.
You still acknowledge the shade. You don’t deny its existence, but the choice to live in the shade or to live in the light is yours. The shade is of God and the light is of God, yet you still get to choose where you live. Step into the shade to receive its cooling qualities. As you do, you learn that the sun that creates the light and the tree that creates the shade are there for your growth. And you thank both the sun and the shade. You learn that the sun and the tree that creates the shade were all conceived for you. Rest in the shade. Rest in the light. Work in the shade. Work in the light. And know the beauty of both.
Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande is a sacred site in Puerto Rico where the Virgin Mary appeared to several school children in 1953. It would be appropriate that my friend, Jesus (yes that is his real name), would take me there. (Jesus came into my life five years ago in answer to a prayer for an English-speaking hair colorist in Puerto Rico. And as silly as that may sound, the point is that there is no detail too small to surrender to the Universe.) The energy of the site is felt as soon as you enter the Town and then is even more powerful at the spot where Mother Mary appeared. As I sat in meditation with Mary she told me to take out my notebook. She then started to speak, giving me this message for the world: Continue reading
Picture your cells as crystal-clear droplets of water. They glisten like a drop of melting snow reflects the sun. Your body is filled with these glistening droplets. They come together to compose every fiber of your being. And in their joining is your strength. Continue reading
You weave the tapestry of your own life. You have been given all the tools you need—the golden thread. What will you do with the golden thread? You have been given the loom strung strong. You have given the weft. And yes, there are “imperfections” in the threads,but that is only because that is how you see them. There are no imperfections. There is only the thread. Only you can create beauty from these threads. Whether your tapestry stays unwoven or it is completed, is up to you. What will you do with your golden thread? There are many tapestries that remain unfinished just like there are many melodies that remain unsung. When your time comes do you want to look back on an unfinished tapestry or do you want to look back on a vibrant and full weaving of the threads that were given to you? The choice is yours.
Weaving takes conscious, involved participation and action on your part. The loom, the threads and the weft are provided for you. If you take no action your tapestry remains unfinished. No one will finish it for you. They cannot. They know not what your tapestry should look like. Only you know that. You don’t need to see the final picture. You need to weave!
For you love was born,
and to you love is given,
and from you love emanates into the cosmos
and touches all those around you on its way.
And in your pain and in your sorrow, you are blessed.
Because I too have felt pain and sorrow.
For I too thought the pain would never end,
but it does, and on the other side is an even bigger and more open heart,
until one day the only tears you will shed are those of love and of joy.
– Mother Mary
Look through all the veils of illusion that have been placed in front of you.
Your work is always inner work, but you do that through your interactions with the outer world. Just as with music—there must be a play between the notes and the silence. There would be no music if there were all silence or all notes. It’s about finding balance in life between the notes and the silence—between the action and the stillness. Continue reading
He who sows mercy reaps mercy.
And he who sows judgment reaps judgment.
And he who sows pain reaps pain.
And she who sows love reaps love.
And she who sows compassion reaps compassion.
And so in this way, you will be forever harvesting the seeds that you sow.
So if you want a life of joy, sow joy.
And if you want a life of pain, create pain in others.
And if you want a life of misery, create misery in others.
And if you want a life blessed by love, create love within yourself and spread it to all you meet.
Your life is a reflection of the seeds you have sown, and every season yields a new opportunity to sow new seeds.
What you grow in the garden of your life is your choice.
Sow love, be love, reap love.
May you be blessed in this new year to learn to love yourself fully and to have love and compassion for others. May you plant your seeds consciously.