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Water Bloom – Soos Creek

I went to another Dr. Joe Dispenza workshop this past week up at the Kripalu Yoga Center in western Massachusetts. Clearly I can’t get enough of the guy, his heart, his work, and his message. He has helped me re-tap into the unlimited potential, the greatness, the fullest expression of who I came to be in ways that no one else has.

There is a daily practice and commitment that comes with this work, and part of it includes regular meditation. Meditation has become a surprising source of downloading layers of information from the field that has been valuable for me in my own personal re-awakening.

Before I got to the workshop I meditated in a hotel lobby in Poughkeepsie, on purpose. Meaning —  it’s life, if I need to be in a quiet setting, so I can get quiet and right with myself, well then, how will I ever take this out into the world?

I am even sitting in the hotel bistro meditating where it’s peak breakfast time. I notice while in meditation, that I can hear other people talking. It’s static at first, until I lend it some further attention. Now I can hear their words, their opinions. And as I lend a little more attention to their opinions, I put my whole self in. I’m “all ears”. I hear their opinions, now I begin to form an opinion about their opinions. I am no longer sovereign, I have re-entered the world of the personality, its identity, and what always comes with it — the sense of feeling separate.

But I am meditating, too, right?! Yes, so now I am hit with a flash of inspiration! It IS all really just static. Life is like that, until the very moment I decide to hone in and select something to invest my attention in. Without and until my investment of energy, it holds nothing for me.

You know what that means? Everything, yes my sentient, sovereign beings, everything follows along these simple guidelines. And we know this, right? Until it gets big and important, like say American politics, for instance. Pick your flavor of “big and important”. Personalities love opinions, we bond over them, and we fight over them! Guess how many of these opinions we’re taking with us when we die? Nada. It’s not who we are!!

I have always been moved upon by The Great Potential (we all have), and I’m just not going to live like this isn’t the truth anymore. If I am living a story of limitation (code for opinions, judgments, ideas about what others should be doing, who should be the president, how things should be done, etc.) then I am saying: “You know what God, you tapped me for Great Potential, but I’m gonna pass today. I’m gonna live within this other narrow, *separate* (my God, it’s always separate from LOVE!), and limited focus!”

Ain’t happening here, nope. Not without some conscious awareness on my part. The gig is up, and I am waking up! Putting this into daily practice is the work.

In closing, here’s two great quotes from Dr. Joe this weekend. The first that will stop most in their tracks:

“Just because you’ve been given a diagnosis, doesn’t mean you have to have any of the symptoms.” Ponder that out-of-the-box thought for awhile. One of the tenets of his work is — watch what you “accept, believe and surrender” to.

“Every day trust love over fear.”

For more information on Dr. Joe and his work go to Dr. Joe Dispenza. I get no commissions for this – only the joy of lighting the torches of others, because he sure has lit mine!!

Be well and at peace my unlimited ones … until the next time …

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Continuing along the lines of my last post, Becoming, yesterday the word was Love.  So the hand on the heart pledge to myself was because I am not afraid, I will step into my greatness, I will step into all that I really am and I will experience my Love.  I will bring this Love to all that I do today.  If faced with a challenging situation, I will ask:
What would Love bring to this situation?
I noted it didn’t have to be a challenging situation, it could just be an unwanted thought.  Yesterday I had a scary thought, so I asked what would Love bring to this thought?  Scary thought went poof into the ethers because I was no longer giving any thought to it.
Today the word is wisdom.  In the shower today, I had another scary thought.  Now wisdom really requires me to step up my game here so to speak, because we are talking about identity here.  What am I giving the “I am” to?  Wisdom asked: what was I giving myself to in the scary thought?  The I am, the identity statement was I am not a good enough Mom which is really long hand for “bad Mom”.  First of all, wisdom said: does a “bad” Mom worry about whether she is good enough?  Hmmm, I don’t think so.  But let’s grant the belief anyway, even if it is making less sense by the second.  Wisdom said, Be Still and let yourself be open to receiving the knowledge that you are a loving, caring, good Mom.  And in the shower, I was “flooded” – how appropriate, eh? for being in the shower – with memories and images of all the Kodak moments of me as a wonderful Mom and all the accompanying feelings that go with wonderful, loving, caring, and present Mom.
Wisdom said: it’s up to you now which Mom you want to give yourself to.  You get to be on your side, you also get to be not on your side.  It’s your call.  Yes, it is always my call.  And today it’s a no brainer, of course I’m on my side.  But I’ve had my moments where it wasn’t a no brainer, I went with being not on my side.  Those are the moments I will now bring surrender to.  When I can’t do it by myself, I call to Something greater than me.  I don’t know what that Something is but I know it’s there and I know it’s benevolent and I know it’s on my side.  Surrender itself is being on my side, too.  Anyway I can get there, that’s where I point my compass.
Thank you wisdom or as Alanis Morissette would say: thank you clarity, thank you silence.

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