Archive for December, 2012

The River Has Started Flowing

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My words to meditate on today … the last day of a VERY interesting year! 😉

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“Love and respect yourself and never compromise for anything. And then you will be surprised how much growth starts happening of its own accord … as if rocks have been removed and the river has started flowing.”

– Osho

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“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

– Ann Landers

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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The Probability That We May Fail – Abraham Lincoln

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My words for rumination and meditation today:

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“Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I’d always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first.”

– Cormac McCarthy

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“Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.”

– Helen Keller

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“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

– Abraham Lincoln

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– pic from a movie poster for the movie “Lincoln“.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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Prisoner of the Past

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My words to spend time meditating on today:

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“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer

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“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”

– Anaïs Nin

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“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

– Deepak Chopra

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart

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My words for meditation today:

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“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”

– Rumi

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“Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul,and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love.”

– Sarah McLean

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“Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.”

Michael Singer, “The Untethered Soul”

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Image from The Guardian.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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Stoned Purification

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I had a lovely epiphany while meditating today … quite frequently I receive wonderful insight, but ‘epiphanies’ are not every day encounters ;-). Contrary to the implicated suggestion in the title, I was not “stoned” for this meditation (lol).

Those who’ve followed my blog for a while will know that I have a special affinity for rocks.  Stones, for me, are like a storehouse of energy … sometimes sharing centuries of experience, and at other times stirring memories of things I personally have yet to live out.  Because there are both positive and negative energies in the world (from myself, or from others) I like to devote the beginning of each meditating purifying each stone that I am using.  I do this with a simple breathing mantra that I’ve developed over the years:

“I breathe in your Love, O God, and let it fill every fibre of my being

I breathe out your Love into this rock, and allow the pure Love that is You to cleanse it of anything other than Love.

I breathe in and receive whatever it is You would have me learn, or however You want to change me, from this stone.

I breathe out our combined Love for You into the world.”

Today my epiphany came on the second line of this mantra … totally unexpected.  The question was formed in my mind,

“Do you believe that I completely purify this stone of any and all negative energy when you allow My Love to flow into it?”

“Of course I do.”, was my immediate reply.

“Then you should also believe, with equal conviction, that I completely purify YOU of all negative energy when you first fill yourself with My Love. Do you believe that this is true?”

That made me stumble a bit … I realized that I didn’t believe this with the same conviction.  For myself, I have all SORTS of negative things that can run about within me … even after I have filled myself with God’s Love.

What God revealed to me in presenting me with this series of questions (others were posed as well, but these two were the primary ones) is that any and every negative energy that I experience after filling myself with Love … is negative energy of MY OWN DEVICE.  In other words, it is negative energy that I am creating for myself … based upon a lifetime of experiences (both positive and negative), as well as my own foolish self-sabatoging mind.

The wonderful epiphany that emerged from amidst this thornbed of conflicted thought was that ALL of those remaining negative energies are of my own creation.  Since they are my own creation, they can also be consciously let go of as such.  Once I have taken the time to connect with and bond with God … all outside negativity has been expunged.  EVERY single negative thing that remains is from me … and therefore can be let go of by me.

I found this to be a new level of release for me.  In some ways I had been drawn to meditating with rocks as some form of protection from outside energies … but after all this time I see that what negativity that was left was my own … and therefore very easy to let go of.

It just took a long time to realize how easy it is :-).

Peace and Love.

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This post was a result of meditating on my prior post, “Polishing A Mirror“.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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Polishing A Mirror

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The words I have been meditating on:

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“Those who are pure in heart and single in purpose are able to understand the most supreme Way. It is like polishing a mirror, which becomes bright when the dust is removed.”

– Sidhartha Gautama

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“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

– Jesus; Matthew 5:8

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“The real seeker of truth never seeks truth. On the contrary, he tries to  clean himself of all that is untrue, inauthentic, insincere – and when his heart is ready, purified, the guest comes. You cannot find the  guest, you cannot go after him. He comes to you; you just have to be  prepared. You have to be in a right attitude.”

– Osho

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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Ineffably Free

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In languid night
of liquid stillness
softly did it come to be.
Rather, enfolding,
senseless ambitions;
Devil may care …
precariously.

Then came the morning,
crimson ebullience,
a baby be crying
effortlessly.

Shed are the nightclothes,
deceivingly cozy …
lulling the mind
enlightenment-free.

Here in the day
I walk upon waters
chilled by December …
ineffably free.
Further than mind
and closer than starlight
a soul’s encampment
nevermore to be.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status,lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

Southern California, Northern California, Mission ViejoIrvineLos AngelesSan FranciscoMarinSan JoseSan Juan CapistranoSanta AnaPalm SpringsLong Beach