We’d like to show the side of the world you don’t normally see on television.
While much of the world seems to be descending into further depths of chaos, turmoil and challenge, each of us now has the opportunity of seeing with new eyes. We daily have expanding opportunities to respond to life and all its lessons with Love. We can either make that our choice or we can cling to the old ways, to responses that we have communally seen do not work.
There are many paths to an enlightened way of living. My writings offer one framework via which you might create your own path.
Here is a smaller framework, one you might consider as you move along your path, as you create the path. Consider sharing this small framework with others if you see it as a worthy one.
Focus on the areas below one at a time. Make it a central aspect of what you choose to make important in your waking hours. The steps below do not necessarily come in the exact order presented here. The early ones do often tend to come earlier.
Please do this for a few weeks, a few months, a few years….whatever it takes until you are clear that you have integrated this wisdom as something you intend to joyfully maintain as an aspect of who you are and what it is important to be.
Step: Simplify and Organize
Part of moving into joy is releasing chaos. This means putting things into order in your life, and balancing that with flow in a way that makes it easy to think highly of yourself. Maintain a clean living and working space. Get rid of things and habits that are truly useless or are unproductive for you.
Release the chaos of filling up much of your time with so much that you are living in distraction, denial or overwhelm. Which of these three affect you now and what is in your power to shift that?
Step: Fully honor your body.
That means allowing it wise pleasures and balancing that with a sense of honor of your physical body as a part of all that Is. It means keeping (or getting there and then keeping) your body in a condition that mirrors your intention of honoring all things, including every part of you. Fully honoring your body means that you know when it is wise to not accept into your body things that you know will hurt or deplete it.
One who feeds their body poison will create that their actions and thoughts will reflect that poison to us and to our world.
We are here to learn how to reflect nothing but Love to the whole world, everything it including ourselves.
Step: Meditate more and more frequently for longer times, building to times that feel right for you.
to you and your world that comes from the increasingly easy discipline to empty oneself. There is joy in this emptiness. Practicing this brand of joy feeds me and those around me. I know this and appreciate opportunities to practice that knowledge, to remind myself that I own it.
Step: Courageously choose compassion more and more consistently.
See the other as a facet of yourself, and yourself as a facet of the other. Having compassion for yourself is having compassion for others. Having compassion for others is a way of having
compassion for your Self. Every day, you receive opportunities to practice compassion.
Make the loving choice more and more consistently.
Step: Commune as you give your gifts
Balance the time you spend with those who are spiritually advanced and those who are receptive to unfolding their love more gracefully. Release all attachment to having to convince any particular person of anything. Part of your mission of service is to touch receptive hearts and let those not receptive to live in accordance who they think they are.
I would like to close this newsletter with a singular pause, one I suggest that you carry with you daily for a week, maybe longer, if you choose:
I am always in control of my response to what I see, hear, taste and smell.
I can respond with false power: manipulation or judgment or denial, or I can choose to respond with Love. The more I respond with love, the more the Love of the world grows with me.
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