Valentine’s Day – 2014

Loving One Another

Loving One Another

 

February 14, 2014

 

That’s it!  That’s all that really matters in the end, is how we were with each other, and how deeply we Loved one another. . . no matter what!  That kind of unconditional Love that only a Dog can give you is rare indeed, but it does exist in the human heart. Rare it is, but it’s there, as pure as the human heart.  

 

What is it about a Dog’s DNA that allows it to love you, a human. . . so unconditionally, and for an entire lifetime?  Isn’t that indeed why Dog’s are here on earth? . . . to teach us human’s what unconditional Love is all about? That’s what Dog’s do….they Love you, no matter what!  Their Heart is always open. So why is it human hearts shut down?

 

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014 ~ What can you do today, this very moment, to show someone how much you Love them?  What gifts lie inside your heart that will touch another heart?  Is it a touch of your hand, or an embrace that has been withheld for far too long? Is it something that needs to be said or spoken or heard and felt? Is it a pain deep within you that has not been voiced and shared and needs to be spoken to the one you Love the most?

 

Open your heart space.  Release the pain body. Let go. Be fully present to this moment. It is all you have. Give your precious heart to those in front of you.  It doesn’t matter who they are.  Everyone is in need of more Love.  More Tenderness. More Kindness.  More Understanding.  More Empathy.  More Heart.  More Space. . . just to be themselves, uniquely and authentically, without judgement.

 

Be the gift that you came here to be.  Lovingly ask yourself:  “What is the greatest gift I can give myself and this person who stands in front of me?”  What can I offer as a messenger of Love and Light?  What can I say or do that will lift their Spirit and in return, lift mine? What is the most significant Loving act of Kindness I can offer, right here, right now, without an ounce of my ego in the way?

 

Sometimes it’s just breathing into the space of what is. . . without an action or a word.  Sometimes it’s a definite action that holds loving, powerful and kind words that can shift someone’s consciousness from sub-zero temperatures into warm and sunny days. . . melting the ice inside a human heart.  And sometimes, no matter how hard you try to break the barriers of confusion and misunderstanding, there will remain something unresolved, frozen and still, inside a mindset, belief and heart space you were not prepared for.  The frozen space of a frozen heart leaves you in shock for a while.  It is so cold there. . . you just don’t know what to do.  Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.  Zero, sub-zero temperatures are not a friendly climate to be in.

 

Whatever, wherever, whenever and whoever. . . may it always be about Love.  The opening of our Hearts to another living, sentient being is truly the opening of our own heart. 

 

The purpose of the spiritual path is to unmask and take off our armor.  It often feels like a crises when it happens, because it is a crises of a fixed identity that is no longer living in Truth. As we dismantle this robe and all of the identities that have served to fortify its presence in our own existence, we finally realize that the only way to let go and move on with our own lives is to let go of it all, totally and completely, in full surrender. How do we tolerate uncertainty without suffering?  We don’t.  We just go through it as we kneel and pray and bow our heads with our hearts full of Love.  Grace is always Present.   Every moment.   Every day. 

 

As we look deeper inside the real cause of our suffering, we may come to realize that it is not about our inability to tolerate uncertainty, as much as it is about our denial of our fundamental groudlessness of being human.  We are One.  And we are all whispering our praises and our denials in this Sacred Space of the Holy One.  

 

Father’s Day – 2013 ‘My Father & the Road Runner’

Roadrunner tweets in the afterlife...

Road Runner tweets in the afterlife…

Road Runner on the verge...

Road Runner on the verge…

 

There he was, in an instant, racing across the highway in front of me…It was Father’s Day and I was driving fast, on my way to somewhere.  I noticed this fleet-footed Road Runner zip across the road in front of me, his legs and feet moving so fast, they formed a wheel-like blur.  I stopped my car on a dime as the breaks squealed  and came to a halt.

 

Sure enough,  this was a Road Runner Bird!  I had never seen one  before, in real life.  My gaze upon this bird was as strong as the Road Runner’s gaze upon me!  We simply stopped in a moment of time and looked each other in the eye.  What was he trying to tell me?  In our complete stillness, we observed each other in silence.  I noticed the road was hot, the pavement dark, and the sand near his feet close by.  I also noticed he was alone…there was no other Road Runner or Coyote near his side.

 

In an instant a huge smile came across my face…I realized in this very moment that this was my Father’s way of saying ‘Hello Baby Doll, how are you?’  And of course, it was the Road Runner bird as a real life symbol that had never shown up before in my life. . . until today, Father’s Day.  Road Runner was my Dad’s very favorite cartoon when I was a child, and I remember his laughter when we watched these cartoons together.  Beep!  Beep!  He adored Road Runner!

 

My Father’s laughter was always contagious and spread like wildfire to a room full of people.  He was always full of joy, and  laugher, and very authentic.  Even if you did not know what it was he was laughing about, the deep roots of  his laughter would come up and out of him, from the very center of his heart and belly,  and it would ignite an entire room instantaneously.

 

The last night I shared with my father was one of those joyful nights, full of love and laughter.  We were dining at a restaurant in Malibu, CA with my mother, brother and a few friends.  It was New Year’s Eve and the energy was festive and joyful.  By the second course my mother decided to take a family photograph.  As she held up the camera and clicked on her old Kodak, the camera was reversed and she actually took a picture of herself.  My father howled with laughter, partly because of the way he adored her and all her silly ways…

 

His unstoppable laughter that night on New Year’s Eve quickly spread to every one of us at the table, which then spread to our neighbors tables, until the entire restaurant was full of laughter.  One person at a time, one moment at a time, my father’s  joy and laughter  filled the entire room and atmosphere of the restaurant.  It was an unstoppable energy of JOY!  Tears of laughter!  Tears of Joy!  What a beautiful memory of my father!

 

This was the last night I shared with my Father.  It was a very good night!  The next day he packed his bags and went home, only to go out to sea on a ship the next day, where he would lose his life.

 

When I saw the Road Runner today, I knew it was my Father, showing up to greet me on this day with a symbol that I could recognize in this earth suit.  I smiled.  I laughed and I cried.  The Coyote (life challenges) always sets up a trap for the Road Runner bird, and the scheme always backfires.  Road Runner is never captured or damaged by the life challenge, but proceeds ahead with a characteristic “Beep!  Beep!”  That was my Father’s calling to me today….”Keep going Baby Doll…Proceed ahead, even through these challenging times.  Keep moving forward.  Keep beeping your Beep!  Beep!”

 

Road Runner is rooted in his adherence to a set of rules that retain equal sympathy for both the hapless coyote and his speedy prey, the Road Runner that would humiliate, but never harm the coyote.

Beep!  Beep!  Keep Going….Keep Moving Forward…Proceed Ahead!  Keep Beeping your own unique Beep!  Beep!