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Great receptivity attracts exceptional results. The natural responsiveness of pure Being energy brings about success through support and perseverance, rather than through bold action. Thus, the wise person demonstrates strength through openness and non-doing. Being is the power of the feminine principle no longer honored in our modern world, but such receptivity is most auspicious.

The receptive force is sensual as well as powerful, and it can be missed by too much talk and planning. When spring comes, does the grass plan to grow? This is a time to concentrate on realities rather than potentials — how to respond to a situation rather than how to direct it. Allow yourself  to be guided, and become skillful at graceful acceptance. In a strong spiritual way, your quiet contribution is most effective and brings success.

Take your time. Draw strength from carefulness and you will be doubly fortunate. Focus more on feeling than on action. Be broad and deep in your attitudes so that you can accept everything that comes your way with grace and equanimity. Be receptive and spacious like the ocean; let the river of changing developments flow to you. Allow others to take the lead for now. Strive for a natural responsiveness that is based on inner strength rather than outer show.

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Power of Your Thoughts…

It is imperative to be cognizant of where you’re placing your thoughts. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have one single bad thought. We’ve all had them. The most important aspect is to learn from these thoughts and to understand why that particular thought arose. Sometimes, these thought will come to us as a way of reflecting that of which we need to work upon, so try to look at it from an objective observer perspective and you’ll know exactly why that thought occurred.

You can practice sending the thought pattern of love anytime you’re out in public. For example, if you’re at a mall, simply smile at people and in your mind, say, “I love you.” The smile alone can change the world in a positive way…..the love can send waves of energy that have profound effects as does the above water/thought experiment shows.

Rumi Wisdom…

 

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With each breath the world is renewed,

And so are we…unaware of this constant renewal.

Life arrives anew, anew like water in a stream, 

But appears, in form as a continuous thing.

So swiftly it arrives that it looks continuous 

Just as fire does when you move it rapidly.

If you set a branch on fire and move it swiftly with your hand,

It appears as a long line.

Creation occurs at an astounding speed;

Thus time appears continuous, and long.

Through the divine word form is born;

Then once again the wave returns to the ocean.

Forms come out of formlessness, then return to the divine.

So every moment you die, and are reborn;

As the prophet said, 

The world is but a moment.

 

Meaning of Life..It’s Up To You!

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Life is essentially meaningless……Until you consciously or unconsciously project meaning onto whatever situation, moment or space you are perceiving. What FREEDOM! To become aware of your power over creating your life in any given circumstance. Lets take for instance a situation you may have automatically seen as unfortunate. For example, being pulled over in your car by the police. A policeman gives you a warning about a broken tail light on your car, your registration has just expired and your car insurance card is two days old. Automatically you see this as a grave inconvenience, wasting your time. Your mind swirls with thoughts like “Don’t the police have better things to do, like catch robbers or murderers?”Or “This ruins my entire day!” Another option could be seeing this as  a reminder to take care of your safety with your car lights working properly. It was also kind of the officer to give you a warning and not an actual traffic ticket. Also, a nice reminder to update registration and insurance which could result in costly fines or violations if not taken care of. There are options in any situation of how to live your life. You can choose the path of difficulty and strain.You can choose to flow  and relax in life. Each moment is an opportunity to practice choosing the meaning you prefer. This may appear to be impossible as you become conscious of any automatic conditioning that arises. Simply stop and ask yourself one question. How can I make meaning of this in another way that I prefer? Emphasis Prefer instead of reactive conditioning. Do you prefer ease over strife? Again, Its up to You as the meaning maker of your life….With patience, practice and love this will come with more ease and grace. This is true Freedom….

Shaping Your Consciousness..

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With each breath you have a choice to choose how to perceive and experience your reality. The moment you open your eyes from sleep, direct your consciousness in the state you prefer. For instance, you wake with anxiety. Your mind is racing about the list ahead or the answer you are anticipating, all future worry. You have the power to stop yourself and with intention choose to be Here in the Now. To comfort your mind from fear of the future by simply making the choice to cease the habit of fear creating a story. Instead, you could ease your mind with thoughts of Now, such as I am safe, I am loved, I am….Living a life where you shape your consciousness and not let fear shape you Is possible. The mind can be like a wild horse out of control with regrets of the past or worries of the future. At any moment you can halt your mind and choose another perspective which is Now in the Present moment. This is a practice that can begin Now. The power is in You of how to experience your reality. Intend to live from your heart, from love. Intend to be kind in all your encounters. Intend to be authentic with others. Through these intentions and then actual practice, you begin to shape your consciousness….So what in the past was a reaction to life…can now become a conscious response.