Silken White Slate ~ A New Year is upon us. 2016.

We rest in the arms & wings of Love.

 

Silken White Slate of a New Year.

Silken White Slate of a New Year. 2016.  

 

We rest in the arms of Love.  Safe.  Protected.  Trusting.  All is Well. There are no battles to be fought, no wars to be had, only Peace, Beauty & Love. May we rise higher than we ever have before, in this New Year. May we become all that we are here to become.  May the deepest feelings of Peace & Love be with you now and always.  We have arrived on a Silken White Slate of a New Year.  Every moment holds the extraordinary, and an opportunity to go beyond what you have ever known before.  Shake it up!  Get involved with everything that pulls at your Heart Strings.  And let go.  The creator of the Universe is in the front seat, driving you.  Appreciate the view.  It’s awesome!  Here’s to a Splendid 2016! 

I Believe in Love! I Believe in Kindness! I Believe in Goodness!

I Belive in Love. I Believe in Kindness. I Believe in Goodness.

I Belive in Love.  I Believe in Kindness.  I Believe in Goodness.

 

The Dictionary defines the word ‘Believe’ as:
1) Accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of: • Accept the statement of (someone) as true: he didn’t believe her or didn’t want to know: • have faith: • (believe something of someone) feel sure that (someone) is capable of a particular action: I wouldn’t have believed it—what an extraordinary woman!
2) Hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose: I believe we’ve already met; things were not as bad as the experts believed. 

The Dictionary defines ‘Belief’ as:
1) An acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists: his belief in the value of hard work | a belief that solitude nourishes creativity: • something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction: • a religious conviction: Christian beliefs| local beliefs and customs. 2) (belief in) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something: I’ve still got belief in myself.
PHRASES: I am firmly of the belief that we need to improve our… beyond belief astonishingly good or bad; incredible: riches beyond belief…to the best of my belief, in my genuine opinion; as far as I know …blah….blah….blah…! ~  ~  ~  ~  ~

 

Oh La La…!  Beyond anything else, I Believe in Love and the Power of Love that transforms and heals lives.  It is the only thing that actually does.  I also believe in Goodness and Kindness and Gentleness.  Love is Grace and a miraculous power that healed my life at the young age of 17, when I thought it was all over.  All Sentient Beings feel this Power of Love.  Yet so few of us give into it wholeheartedly and completely.  What is it about an innocent child or a dog, or any animal that just loves you completely, and loves life, just as it is, so unconditionally?   It’s an extraordinary experience to witness a baby or a child at play, just as it is with a puppy or a newborn infant.  They only know Love.  They only know sweetness and kindness and goodness.  This is their natural energy field and their pure vibration.  And that Love is unconditional…no matter what else is going on in the world, anywhere.  It is pure LOVE.  

I am not by any means close to the dictionary’s definition of the words ‘Believe’ or “Belief’… but maybe today I am much closer to believing in the Goodness of all, and for all, even after so much heart break and recent killings in America and around the world in 2015.  With each heart break, it takes me to my knees as I witness these children fleeing from their homeland and everything they have ever known.  I feel the collapse of their families and these communities as they all try to find their own way to heal beyond this enormous grief and loss.  Leaving one’s own homeland and culture and family home is hard enough…but to also loose your family and your loved one’s along the way is something else entirely…much harder and more difficult to comprehend, especially for the children. 

My own parent’s experienced this kind of loss as young teenagers leaving their roots, their homes, their family, their Country, their native culture and language to find freedom and save their own lives somewhere else.  From Germany and France to Shanghai, China…there they met on a steamy night in a hot room filled with smoke and hopefulness. World War 2 was in full swing.  And they fell in Love!  It took my Father many more trips around the world and at sea to finally come back to Shanghai and marry my Mother.  But this was not an easy thing to do.  Coming from different Countries with different languages, passports, and religions, not to mention that WW2 was in full swing made it almost impossible.  No matter how sweet and true was their Love for each other, no one wanted to marry them!  It was war time.  They were from different Countries and religious backgrounds.  Finally my father realized that he could marry Mum offshore, three miles out with the Captain of the Ship finally announcing “Husband & Wife”.  And so it was!  As they came back to the shores off Shanghai, they finally had their Wedding Reception in a church that recognized their union as husband & wife.  What an extraordinary experience my Mum & Dad had to go through to prove their Love for each other.  My mother often wondered if he would ever come back for her.  I think it was the dozenth attempt to get married at Sea that finally made it official as Husband & Wife!  I’m certain it was a test of their strength and determination to forge ahead in their Love for each other.  Thank God! 

As for the children fleeing their own Countries now, I pray for them to find a new home that fully accepts them and appreciates them, and allows them to move forward with Grace and Ease…without political turmoil or separation.  Canada seems to be doing a fine job with these immigrants at the moment and far better than anywhere else.  When my own parents married during the war, they were finally free to leave Shanghai and move to America when the war ended.  And so they did!  Off to the shores of New York City as they passed the Statue of Liberty along the way.  Freedom!  I thank God for America and the Greatness of this Country and what it represents to all people.  Yes, we are a pizza pie of many nationalities and cultures from foreign lands, as it should be.  This is what makes America great! 

I know for sure that there is a Force of Love far greater than we can ever imagine in this Universe that is guiding us. Every hope you have and every dream that inspires you is a message from the Divine.  Keep your Heart open, and look up to the heavens every day and give thanks.  Open the curtains and the windows.  Open your Heart to this Present Moment and look inside the eyes of someone near you, close to you. Take the time to gaze inside the eyes of your closest friends and family.  Everyone in front of you is a Blessing, right here and now.  And you have a gift to give them.  

There is infinity and eternity inside our bones and DNA.  In our core essence and inside of our hearts lies an infinity that is greater than what we could ever dream of, or imagine for ourselves.  Allow LOVE to come to your aid.  Invite Joy and Happiness in.  Feel the Gratitude for all that is.  Allow all that is meant for you to flow freely, inside your Heart, Mind, Body & Soul. 

We are so Blessed to be here on this gorgeous planet Earth, in this moment of time.  There is a Divine pattern working in and through us… and whether we are aware of it or not, this is the sacred and unknown tapestry, the mystery, weaving everyday Miracles in our lives.   If we sit quietly long enough, this Divine Energy will arrive inside our conscious awareness, and stillness will bring us into the fullness.  Peace.  Beauty. 

Every new revelation and every new awareness in our consciousness keeps us growing, evolving, learning, and most importantly, it keeps us moving forward as a human species.  Even when it’s a hard day, or week, or month or even a year or so,…someone, somewhere is suffering much more than you.  Give it up.  Let go.  Get involved and help others.  It’s the only way out of your own personal rut.  Give back, even when you think you can’t… just do it!

I sometimes reflect on the mass killings on American soil and abroad this past year.  What is this all about?  Why are young children so angry?  Is anyone listening to them?  Is their voice being heard?  Are their feelings being felt and acknowledged and understood?  Where does their anger and hatred come from?  Any why?   What are we teaching our children?  And what are we doing with all these guns?  Guns = Killing.  Period.  What are we doing with a massive stockpile of guns on American soil that any young child can buy?  Why?  What do we need to protect ourselves from?  If fear is of your utmost concern, then that fear is also your enemy. It is fear, and fear alone, that will drive sane men and women to commit heinous acts of violence they did not think they were humanly capable of.  It happens every day.  College campuses, churches, cafes, offices, streets, sporting events, music concerts…high schools & elementary schools, on and on.

 

It’s a choice:  Fear or Love.  What’s it going to be?  What will you choose?  Do you need the gun to kill your neighbor before he kills you?  Is this what it’s come to?  Protection idealism can also equate to human ignorance.   What is your belief? 

Fear contricts, limits, and closes up everything.  It builds borders and walls that create more hate, more separation, and more violence and misunderstanding.  Do you want to build another ‘Berlin wall’ on American soil?  One of our Presidential candidates thinks it’s a good idea! I thought we were done with the days of Hitler’s past. What are we doing now?  God Help Us!  We need a Leader in the U.S., someone like Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and Robert F. Kennedy all in one to lead us out of this disgrace and narrow minded thinking.  Lift us up, away from fear! 

Fear is an energy that resides in your consciousness.  It’s in the way you think.  It’s in the way you act and behave.  It’s in the core of your cells and the flow of your bloodstream, and that fear will not leave you until you change your thoughts and conscious awareness.  Love above all else.  Let go of your frozen fear.  It’s keeping you stuck, and it’s killing too many young and innocent children, tearing families apart at their seams.  Fear is full of destruction and death. Love is full of inclusion, creativity, and birth.  

What does it take to open up your Heart?  Why have you lost so much Trust and Faith?  What do you Believe in, and at your core heart center, what is really important to you?  Isn’t it always about the children and grandchildren and your core family and friends you’ve adopted into your family?  What are your Beliefs?  What is your Truth?  Examine them. Look at your core beliefs carefully. Make sure they are in alignment with the Divine, and with real Truth and Goodness and Kindness.  Every teacher and every day brings a different perspective, depending on whom your teachers are, and with whom you surround yourself with.  

What’s it going to be….Love or Fear?

What is Truth but a Belief in something that you Believe in?  Yet in all of our glory and in all of our beautiful days on this glorious planet Earth, I do Believe in Divine Grace, and Beauty, and the Power of Goodness and Kindness at the Heart of every human being, and throughout the animal kingdom. There is a sacred pattern and natural flow in everything. In the very core essence of my Being and in the center of my Bones and DNA, as it is in you.  This beautiful and magnificent Life Lives me, Breathes me, and Gifts me with Love, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness every day!  And I am Grateful.  Life is living me from the inside out.

 

Reflecting back on this year, as we now approach the coming of a New Year, 2016, I can’t help but think about the families and friends across America and distant Shores and Countries that have lost Loved One’s.  The neighborhood senseless killings, the brutal attacks in public places, the innocents that just happened to be there at that moment, the horror of guns and war and violence, and the latest uprising of angry, heartless, almost soul-less and desperate people who kill other people for no reason.  This is human insanity!  Who is teaching our children? What are they teaching our children?

 

Is it a ‘firmly held opinion or conviction’ of something taught long ago in our childhood, or is it an original idea of something new?   Is it an ‘old belief’ to help us feel more secure that creates the possibility of a particular action? And what is that action?  Will it help to heal and serve in the name of Love and Human Kindness, or will it kill and destroy?  What is my belief?  What is your belief?  How do you want to show up in this New Year, 2016?  Hopefully in Full Magnificence, owning your own power through the Divine with Grace, Gratitude, and Beauty as you give of your own unique Gifts you have been given. 

 

I Believe in the Power of LOVE.   I Believe in Kindness.  I Believe in Goodness. I also Believe in a Universal Power far greater than myself…a Power that aligns with all the Planets and gives us the Gift of our next Breath, along with the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, and the Oceans.  Every Day!  God is Present.  God is Almighty.  It is only the human being that destroys, destructs and decimates the fragile, the voiceless, and the weak who are unable to care for or protect themselves.  This is our human ignorance.  And it must change in 2016 if we are to evolve as a human species and recognize the sacredness of all life and the enormous gifts we have been given.  Look up.  Look around you.  The Earth, Nature and the Animals will no longer tolerate our selfishness and abuse.  Above all else, we as Spiritual Beings, living a Human experience must change our consciousness and evolve.  It is time.  And the time is NOW.  In a few hours we will enter inside the silky clean slate of a New Year, without anything written upon it.  May we create a new history of our human consciousness, one that is awake, aware, and respectful of all Life.  Sacred Blessings to all in 2016!

 

 

 

 

 

A Year of Peace – 2014

A Year of Peace - 2014

A Year of Peace – 2014

 

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, There must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the Heart.
– Lao Tzu

Happy New Year Sweet Friends!  May we practice Peace, Kindness and Compassion for ourselves and all Sentient Beings ~ every moment of every day.  Joyful Blessings of LOVE to each and every one of You!  Namaste!

Cloak of Divine Love

Cloak of Divine Love

Cloak of Divine Love


Cloak of the Divine

December 12, 2013

Like a Cloak of Divine Love, hanging loosely over my shoulders, I am embraced today by  Divine Presence.  As I still my thoughts and quiet my mind, my body rests in complete peace.

I feel the embrace of the Divine.  My body has left its weight behind, and I am no longer bound by its heaviness or activities. I am weightless in the Presence of the Divine.  I am soaring through this heavenly tunnel of white light and lifted up beyond the world of existence, as I know it, day in and day out.  I am transported into a space of nothingness, emptiness and the Divine.

All is quiet.  All is still.  All is Beautiful.  All is Breathtaking.  All is Presence.  All is Exquisite.  All is One.  All is Expansive.  All is Inclusive.   All is Everlasting.  All is Timeless and Eternal.  All is Now, in this Moment.  All is Sacred.  All is Love.

There are no words to describe this experience.  They would be far to shallow for the profound depth and expansion of ones being.  It must be felt.  It must be experienced.  It must be revealed and known to one self as the layers of the human self are unraveled, and let go of. It is complete and utter surrender to what is.

I have been here before, in full surrender, and in complete and utter peace.  I was so young then, 19 years old.  After the most tragic and utter experience of loss, I just gave in.  I let go.  And the Divine embraced me, lifted me, caressed me, held me, and loved me, utterly and completely.

I am no longer walking in another’s shadow, or my own.  I am embracing my Divine Self, as it is, wholly and completely.  It is Holy.  It is Divine.  It is Magnificent.

 

Nelson Mandela – One Extraordinary Man, One Great Legacy of World Peace

Nelson Mandela -  One Extraordinary Man, One Great Legacy of Peace

Nelson Mandela – One Extraordinary Man,  One Great Legacy of World Peace.

 

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  ~  Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela – One Man, One Heart, One World….A Man of Extraordinary Courage, Wisdom and Charisma who changed the world, one person at a time, one breathe at at time, one day at a time, with every human being he came in contact with.  His wisdom of practicing peace in the midst of turmoil and forgiveness in the center of unforgivable acts of cruelty were his trademarks of an extraordinary man who understood what it meant to have extraordinary courage.  His insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a powerful symbol of Peace as he challenged, stood up for, fought for, and struggled to end his country’s brutally codified system of racial domination.

Imagine serving 27 years in prison, breaking hard bricks in the hot African sun and high temperatures, simply because you were convicted of treason by the ‘white’ minority government, only to forge ahead with a peaceful end to white rule by negotiating with your captors, and then to become President of your Country. Peaceful resolution that transcended decades of racial division. Not an easy negotiation in the depths of conflict and fear.

Nelson Mandela’s tireless struggle for the freedom of his people earned him the respect of the world. His North Star was never far off from his prison gates that held him captive for so many years.  None of us can imagine what those 27 years were like for Nelson Mandela to be without his freedom, let alone doing hard labor and breaking bricks in the hot noonday sun.  The beauty and the grace of this one man’s spirit was stronger than those prison walls and the bars that held him captive….He miraculously negotiated with his captors with his deep humility,  compassion, and a profound understanding of  humanity, which earned him their Love and their respect.

From a prison release in 1990 to a resounding electoral victory as the first black President in 1994, and the first fully democratic election in Africa’s history, Nelson Mandela made history happen simply by being who he was. Significant. Elegant. Humble. Compassionate.  Wise. Intelligent. Caring. Humble. Loving. Honorable. Kind. Educated. Peaceful. Patient. Powerful.  But more than any of these exceptional qualities, Nelson Mandela had a Vision to end apartheid and free his people from racial oppression. That vision that he held so close to his own heart and his absolute belief that it was possible in his lifetime, was stronger and more powerful than any detention behind bars and peoples closed minds and hearts.

He was Africa’s greatest son whose vision changed the world, one person at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time. Nelson Mandela’s North Star of Freedom was his Guiding Light, and with great respect and dignity, he delivered that freedom in his lifetime to his people.  From Statesmen to children, every black African gained their freedom as Nelson Mandela walked towards the light, after  27 years of captivity and a Vision that he held so close to his own heart, it had no where else to go but out into the Universe to deliver its gifts of freedom to everyone.  The world will not see a man like this again.

Godspeed Nelson Mandela.  Millions of people will forever honor you with their full Hearts of Gratitude for being such a Beautiful, humble servant.  Your vision made it possible. One Man. One Heart. One World. One moment at at time.  How extraordinary that you, Mr. Mandela, served as the first black leader and President of your Nation in the same lifetime as our leader and black President Barak Obama, and both of you have won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Martin Luther King and all of us on the Planet are crying tears of Gratitude for you today, our Beloved Brother.