Daily, we remove road blocks that hinder us from
“shining our Light” as only we can! “Shining my Light”
doesn’t always draw approval from those I love –
being that candle in the darkness! But, the “urge to “Be”
is greater than trying for the world’s attention! That’s a
hard roadblock, because there is a human NEED
to give to others what they NEED – rather than being
true to yourself and refilling your giving POTENTIAL!
“Do gooders” versus “Light Workers” –
HAND THEM A CANDLE!!!
“What would LOVE do?” takes me to the proper outcome,
but different than I always use! You would think it
would mean to “bite the bullet” and do what I usually do –
and DO IT anyway! But, I’m finding out since I made
a COVENANT with Myself that has changed – why?
I was reminded that the Commandment to love my
brother/sister as “Myself” has made me the “caretaker”
of Myself First! I need to produce a safe and authentic
place for me to refresh and fulfill. A misunderstood
approach that “What would Love do?” would ALWAYS
mean! Think about it…I should always DO for others
first and myself last? NO, fill YOUR CUP first!
Ole Blue carried many hopes over his lifetime. Fresh from the showroom window smelling sharply new and without a single scrape or dent he began a lifelong journey with the young lanky rancher starting his life’s work. They were inseparable from the first turn of the wheel and they each grew to understand and love the other’s idiosyncrasies.
Shiny bright, he spoke to the aspirations of a young man’s heart. Shy glances and a smile cast by the flirtatious young girl, her long red blond hair tossed idly to the side, shown as a beckoning flag to him when they slowly passed her house that steamy hot summer’s day. She sat pensively on the top gray stone step of her front porch long after they had driven by. Sitting quietly in the afternoon shade she daydreamed smiling occasionally to herself, hoping that he had taken notice of her.
Another memory flashed. Ole Blue incased in a thick brown dust cloud, the blueness of his steel body obliterated by the haze, surged down a dirt road toward the small town and the nearest hospital. The girl’s labor pains came often now, with deep intensity, and the young couple suddenly grew alarmed for their first born’s arrival; churning and fighting for his time, the baby was ready for the first breath of life.
Years passed quickly, now a weathered truck carried the grown son to the old gray wooden railway station. Sitting between his mother and father on a hard oak bench that faced the tracks, he told them lovingly that they had nothing at all to worry about. He said he would be fine, they would see, he would be returning soon. The war in Vietnam could not last very long, after all it is such a tiny country and we are so big! Tall and strong, so handsome and sure in his dress military uniform and beret, he boarded the train smartly, then turned to wave as it pulled away from the small station.
The man slowly stepped from the raised platform alongside the train favoring his injured leg. His parents overjoyed at his return didn’t seem to notice the awkward movement; they were so intent upon seeing his huge smile and outstretched arms to know anything but pure happiness in the moment. They had waited so long. Driving the familiar road home that evening in Blue the sunset produced a spectacular greeting, one that provoked a flood of memories for each of them. Excited talk eventually turned to future plans concerning the ranch and a more profitable business raising a new breed of sheep, one that grew fine long wool.
Awesome gathering tonight! The reading of chapter 7, and everyone sharing with open hearts was inspiring! The unfolding of this book, and the depth of conversation continues to raise both the consciousness of group, and the consciousness of Angels Landing Spiritual Center! We are truly blessed. We are the heart of Toledo!
Did you know that you have all this potential slumbering
inside of you waiting for you to plug in to it?
Did you know that you have certain ways of thinking,
feeling and acting that makes you unique?
That’s your GPS talking – Your Higher Power!
Did you know that you have certain passions and
preferences that make YOU happy?
Did you know that you have certain dreams for your
life that are encoded in your soul like your DNA –
your life script?
When you don’t “shine” and aren’t connected, these aspects
of yourself which are doing the things you love, living
your values, feeling your feelings, speaking your TRUTH –
you will slowly close down from your Divine Direction –
when you’re not plugged in! Your spiritual self – worth
plummets, your soul begins to “wrinkle,” you don’t Feel
happy and you have lost your passion to do what you do
and to be your authentic self! You feel sad, but
underneath sad – you are mad at life!!!
My mother who dressed me and fed me, whose lovely hands with long slim fingers lovingly made clothes and special treats, and who confided to me in her eighty’s “Don’t be sad if I do not survive this operation, I have had a wonderful life.” now is fed and clothed herself as once she did for me. She has been leaving me for nearly a decade. Her dear expressions and infectious laughter have receded into a deepening fog so that only a few little bits and pieces are all that remain now.
She holds my hand gently in her paper thin ones and looks deeply into my eyes telling me that she will never forget me, then pressing the back of it to her lips, lovingly blesses it with multiple small kisses. I know she will always remain with me. How could she not, she is part and parcel of me; I then have passed her on to my children and theirs. They may not recall certain things that I remember of her before illness stole her so cruelly away, but her cells have shaped their being and perhaps they will do some things exactly the same way her hands have done.