Welcome to my Journey

Hello, and welcome to my Journey. Over the last few years I have been learning more about my personal journey, my Path and my Soul Purpose. The further I travel, the easier I find it to share my journey with others, and to learn from their journeys as well. The most recent evolution has caused me to expand my Universe and allow more people access to my travels, as well as allowing me access to more people, their travels and what they have learned as they walk their own paths. Feel free to share your journey here as we all have much to learn in our lives as Divine Beings having a Human experience.

Love and Light.

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012 Graffiti, patience, kindness and love

I thought I lived in a nice, middle class neighborhood with an elementary school in the center and a mix of renters and homeowners all around.  Some of my neighbors bought their homes when they were new, some 50 years ago, while other homes have seen many owners, even in the years I've been there.  Overall, people are respectful of each others' property, aside from small spates of thefts we've had a couple of times, but in the 30 years I've lived here, it's a pretty small amount, all things considered. 

In the last few days, however, I've become less certain of that respectfulness.  On two occasions, I've had to call the city to report graffiti on my pod, from a very small amount a few days ago, to a very blatant rendition today.  Although I did not recall previous incidents, my daughter recalls an attack on our garage a few years ago, and has seen various offenses on block walls around the neighborhood.  But I can't help but wonder if there's a reason my house has been targeted all of a sudden?  Unfortunately, I don't come into contact with these "artists" nor do I understand their motivation or their choice of location for their masterpieces.  However, if their talents do include more than just scrawled letters on other peoples' property, I'd like to see those talents used to beautify rather than to, essentially, piss on the walls and storage units of others.  There are plenty of places around the city which would benefit from a mural in place of just bare grey stone.  Maybe I'm naive in believing that commissioning some of these folks to actually draw something beautiful which would ultimately be enjoyed and admired by the community rather than becoming part of the police log could convince at least some of them to use their talents for the greater good.  Admittedly, I have no idea how many kids in my community have chosen to become part of the criminal element in the city, nor do I understand why they find it necessary in a quiet, suburban area.  I know the element does exist or the city wouldn't have an extremely responsive task force in place to deal with the problem. 

What I do see is that whoever is doing this is crying out to be loved, just as surely as those who spend their time trying to spread misery verbally.   However you look at it, doing anything ugly, be it by behaviour or by action, is still an expression of a need and a desire for love. 

When I saw the first incident, my first reaction was anger, and when the second incident was so blatant and bold, taking up nearly half of the end of the pod, I again experienced an initial spurt of anger.  But as I reflect upon the situation, I am more saddened by this person or persons' need, the way they are crying out, but don't expect to be heard.  I want them to know that I am sending them love and light, not anger and darkness.  I don't pretend to understand their motivation or the difficulties they face in their lives but I want for them all of the love that they need and desire, and to never have to wonder or suffer the lack again. 

A friend of mine is very good about reminding me that we are given challenges so that we deal with our own personal demons and learn to love ourselves completely so that we can spread that love around freely and completely.  It isn't always easy to not resort to anger, fear, resentment and frustration.  If it were easy, it would not be a challenge and the lessons we're meant to learn wouldn't all stick.   Thus, I see this latest intrusion into my sometimes insular world as a reminder that once I think I've mastered a lesson, I'll be sent more. 

As a drop in the Universal sea of souls, the better, kinder, more loving drop I am, the better, kinder and more loving the entire sea will be.  It is certainly much harder to be loving while receiving disrespect and abuse, but that is when it is most needed.  It is also when the results will take longer to manifest and where the lessons of patience and perseverance are best learned. 

Love and light

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012 Living positively

Over the last few years, I've seen a number of people who think they need to debunk the theory of Laws of Attraction, yet, in reality, they're simply adding further proof in their denial of its effectiveness.  It's quite simple, really.  If you deny vehemently that it works, it won't!

I think part of their problem lies in the fact that they want instant gratification and that gratification must be large, bold and be heralded by enormous, gaudy neon signs.  Attracting what you put out isn't a magic wand which instantly causes things to happen.  It's more of a way of life which sets things in motion and helps us alter our own behaviour patterns such that WE cause things to happen.  It requires not only faith in the process, but faith in ourselves and, of course, faith in the Universe which may take what we're trying to attract and alter it for the better.  It is also having faith that what seem like setbacks are really just repositionings which are necessary in order for us to be where we need to be to receive what we desire.  Anyone who has been following this blog will know that the path to my desires in the last year has been fraught with unexpected roadblocks, but those roadblocks and delays turned out to be in my best interests, overall, and, without them, I would not have really gotten what I wanted, nor would I have been happy with what I did get.  I've been forced to re-evaluate, reassess and even make some sweeping changes which, overall, were far better than my original plans!  As Garth Brooks sang, "Thank G-d for unanswered prayers!"  What the Universe has put in my path is always far better than my original vision anyway, because I have the benefit of all wisdom when I put my faith in attracting what I want, but allowing it to manifest in it's own time and manner.

That is not to say that I am just sitting back, waiting for the golden egg laying goose to drop into my lap.  I take what I call the "Universal head slaps" very seriously, and adjust not only my behaviour but, at times, my attitude in order to be the necessary vessel to receive what I've requested.  Face it, you wouldn't put out a loosely woven basket if you asked for wine, nor would you provide a lake if you wanted a building.  Likewise, being the right container for the job makes it easier for the Universe to answer our requests in the affirmative.  Thus, declaring that the Laws of Attraction don't work is equivalent to saying "I'm asking for this but I don't really want it, so don't bother listening." 

Admittedly, nothing out there will suit everyone.  Take my favorite rant, organized religion.  Millions of people belong to some sort of church, temple or other group for the purpose of guiding or living their spirituality.  The mere fact that there is so much dissension between them is proof enough that one man's religion is not necessarily anothers.  And what I believe, although it may bear a resemblance to one set of ideas or another, will not be an exact match for anyone's total picture.  As I listen to speakers on the subjects of spirituality and self-improvement I find a lot of things I am able to embrace and attempt to put into practice (not all of my efforts have been successful thus far, but I do keep trying!), but I believe I find just as many ideas which I just don't connect with.  In the end, it's a bit like cooking.  I take a bit of this, a pinch of that and a dollop of something else and come up with a dish which suits my palate. 

Ultimately, though, whatever goes into the pot is best done with a positive, joyful outlook because, like making a stew, the end result is highly dependent upon the ingredients.  Good, fresh, high quality ingredients will always yield a healthy, tasty result.

Love and light 


Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012 The signs indicate that the rash of major changes will continue indefinitely. Please fasten your seatbelts.

Major changes are upon us.  We see it, feel it, taste it, smell it and touch it every day.  Many of us have sixth senses that are doing anything from a quiet tingle to an almost unbearable itch.  Simon and Garfunkel sang it in the 1960's, but they had no idea what was to come 50 years later.  The times they are a'changin'!

Our world as we know it is evolving.  The apathy has lifted and people are questioning the status quo.  What many don't realize is that the questioning and the changing are occurring because it is time.  For the last few years, decades, even, we have been easing into the changes, but from where I stand, the easing ceased a couple of months ago, and we're now on the wildest white water rafting trip imaginable!  There will be mishaps and missteps.  We may lose a crew member or two along the way, and we most certainly will get soaked a few times between here and there, but the journey will definitely be worth a little discomfort! 

For myself, I have seen my own status quo change drastically.  Not only my living situation, but my overall outlook, and even my relationship with my rebel child.  I'm not saying anything has taken a complete 180,. but there have certainly been some very sharp turns over the last couple of months, and I know the road for the next year or more will be anything but straight.  There is a time and place for directness, for going from here to there in a straight line, but this is neither.  We are truly what Aldous Huxley called a Brave New World, and major alterations are rarely, if ever reached via a straight line.  There have to, by the nature of it, be false starts, mistakes, backtracks and regroupings, and lessons learned at each setback.  New steps forward are taken with the benefit of experience of knowing what at least some of the possibilities lacked, and what didn't work, at least while certain variables were present.  The tried and true is no longer either.  Now, we are tasked to try new things; lots of new things, until we find something that works with today's world, and only then can we start asking why they work, and what is now true which wasn't only a few months past. 

I am incredibly excited with all of the possibilities before me...before US, all of us!  It's been a very long time since we were expeditionists, blazing new trails.  We have certainly had the usual front-runners who were embarking on newly created paths long before the rest of us, but now we are all on the edge of new discoveries, and these discoveries may or may not require major travel to reach them.  So much of our travel will be along Spiritual paths rather than road and gravel.  I feel the energy and I know that those around me do as well, as we go through our own particular versions of cleaning and decluttering.  (although I could have done without the small, grey, furry hot-lunch-for-my-semi-ferals which came along with some of the clearing out I've done this week!)  I know the changes are serious when I'm actually excited about attacking my hall closet tomorrow!  I am truly looking forward to clearing out more spaces!  I guess because I know that I'm going to need to travel more lightly soon, and have more room to maneuver.  I know that I've accumulated a lot of things which are no longer needed, and I just need to start letting to of stuff that I no longer use. 

At any rate, I know in every cell of my body that 2012 is going to be one of the best E ticket rides yet, and I'm going to strap in, but not so tightly that I can't jump ship if I see something along the way which bears looking into.

Happy New Year, 2012!

Love and light.