Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A funny thing happened on here tonight. Facebook suggested I friend someone on here who I knew in real life and who died recently. I guess that means that some of these Facebook characters on our pages are really channeled entities. Isn't that a trip to realize that some of those friends we sent notes to might never respond. If you send someone like this a friend request and they don't respond, what does that mean? If they do respond, what does it mean? Or they will find ways to send us messages without using Facebook? Does the fact that Facebook just suggested this mean that I should become a medium? Or are they just suggesting that we keep in touch anyway? This is like being in a story by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Paycheck, The Adjustment Bureau.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Finding Our Way

Spirit often helps us find our way to things it would be useful for us to know about. For example, I discovered the music of Gabrielle Roth while I was looking through the music section at a used bookstore. I had never heard of her before but the jacket caught my attention and so I decided to try it. The notes on the jacket mentioned that she had also written a book, so I went out and got that after spending hours entranced by her music.

I have heard other people tell similar stories about how they were looking in a bookstore and a book fell off the shelf, and after they picked it up they decided to read it and it revealed something significant for them.

Or stories about how they were curious and went to hear someone give a free talk and that sparked their interest in a new topic.

Or when someone was simply scanning the Netflix downloads available and came across a documentary video that really opened their eyes.

I have heard stories about people who were curious to know more about a subject, and then somehow, it turns out that someone they work with knows about that subject and they just happen to mention it and they get introduced to a whole new world.

And then there are those moments when someone is visiting a health food store and gets a taste of a few different things they have never tried before and suddenly their food choices begin to change.

Years ago I worked for a corporation that moved me around the country for various assignments. When I got transferred to cities where I didn't know anyone, I looked for things to do. In one place, I started going to Sierra Club meetings and hiking with them and made a lot of new friends. In another city, on a day when I had no plans and knew no one, I saw an ad for a psychic fair, and so I went and got introduced to a whole new world.

Spirit finds all kinds of ways to help us find our way. Especially the things that look accidental or coincidental.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012



The first time I heard one of Gabrielle's recordings, Waves, I just kept playing it over and over. The trances induced by her music, on both that recording and others of hers, has fed my spirit and my visions for years. 

I had the pleasure of meeting her, interviewing her and dancing in one of her workshops. Her work taps into powerful streams of energy and consciousness. I am grateful to have discovered Gabrielle and her work and know that her journey into the next world will be blessed.

Listening to her music inspired me to get more interested in drumming and dancing. Reading her books was a fresh burst of inspiration.

Rhythm underlies all of our communications. It is present in our voice, our writing, our connections with other people. Dance is one obvious way we connect with others. There is an altered space we get to when we dance.

There was also an altered space I get to when listening to Gabrielle's music. That altered space creates all kinds of inspired thoughts and feelings. Her work was magical, visceral and profound. Her recordings still work for me even all these years later and after more listenings than I can count.

Its amazing how things we discover when we weren't looking for them can turn out over time to be of lasting value to us.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

There is this dance that we do, sweetening the air between us with anticipation. We flow with the music and then one of us whispers in the other's ear "I didn't know you could dance like this."

Some of the things we may learn about another person may or may not matter. How they dance tells us a lot. It is in those moments when we are close and moving together that words do not matter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Love & Fear in Action

Here are a few more examples of how choosing from love or fear works.

We can say that we are being more conscious about what we eat and how we eat because we want to enjoy good health and do the things we love to do.

Or we can say that we need to refrain from eating certain foods and make ourselves get up and exercise because we are afraid of getting a heart attack, diabetes complications or cancer if we don't.

Which form of motivation is more appealing? Which will keep us motivated?

We can say that we will stay in a relationship that is unsatisfactory and unfulfilling because dating, making new friends and developing new relationships can be a challenging experience that pulls us out of our comfort zone.

Or we can say that dating new people, making new friends and developing new relationships is an exciting, invigorating experience.

Which approach will add more joy to our life?

The Occam's Razor of Metaphysics

Love and fear are the two biggest motivators we have in life. Upon first hearing this, it sounds too simple to some people, but then after thinking about it, it makes sense. This is the Occam's razor of metaphysics and motivation. The razor simply shaves away the unnecessary complications. Occam's razor simply says that the simplest method usually works best.

When you get up in the morning, do you find yourself saying "I am so happy to be doing what I am doing and I am looking forward to what I have to do today." Or do you find yourself saying "I don't like my job, but at least it's a paycheck."

Even those of us who are happy with what we are doing probably had times in our lives when we felt like we were in the wrong place too, but then we looked for opportunities to change that situation. Acting from love is what would cause a person to find a more enjoyable way to earn money. Isn't it better to wake up every day happy to be alive and looking forward to doing what you have to do?

The same applies to relationships. I hear people say that they are in a relationship that does not work for them but that they are afraid to leave it because they do not have a better offer waiting.

So in both situations, the first question to ask is whether there is any way to make the current situation better.

If the answer is that you have looked at all the possibilities and made the effort but the other parties are not willing to make any change or allow you to change, then it is time to move on. Be grateful for whatever lessons you have learned and then turn your attention to finding a way to be happy living your life.

In work, the best time to look for another job or investigate ways of starting your own business is while you still have a job and income from the job you don't like. If we wait until there is a layoff or buyout or company reorganization, we may find ourselves grasping at straws, grabbing whatever opportunity is offered, and most likely that results in landing in another position that is not really a good fit. It will probably fall into that category of "at least it's a paycheck" and certainly life will be more enjoyable for us if we are not stuck in that mindset.

How does that apply to the rest of your life? The issue is being happy whether you are in a relationship or not or whether you have your dream job or not.

Every time we raise the level of joy in our lives, we are raising the amount of love we operate from. Find a way to raise your vibration. Engage in some activity or hobby that increases your joy and nurtures feelings of love.

All of this contributes to your sense of making your life choices out of love rather than fear. The more often we can act out of love, the happier our life is over all.

Let go of all those misguided notions that we have to settle for an unhappy situation because we are afraid that we cannot do better. Choose out of love rather than fear. Once you start doing this, you will feel the difference. Life is so much better when we do. Maybe we cannot change everything in a day, but we can start today.