To achieve true liberation we must pursue mindfulness so we become aware of our minds. In this way we can release the anchor of materialism and flow back to our source of Spirit
So let’s say, just hypothetically, that something happened in your life that you didn’t enjoy. In fact, you might say it really sucked. You don’t ever want to go through that again. Maybe you got fired, jilted, embarrassed, or angry beyond words. Maybe you said something you shouldn’t have or were really hurt because someone said something unkind to you. Now what?
It is hard to imagine that we have been celebrating Earth Day for 42 years. It was first celebrated in 1970 after seven years of petitioning by Earth Day founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson. Prior to this time main stream America was unaware of all the environmental damage being done by massive V8 cars and manufacturing plants spewing out smoke, sludge and smelly smog. At this time industries had no fear of legal consequences or bad press. The 1962 best seller by Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring” enlightened and educated its readers to the effects that pollutants were having on the planets environment and to the public’s health. Several years later a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California motivated Gaylord Nelson to channel growing environmental concerns with a national teaching concept. This teach-in would force national attention to the environment. Massive coast-to-coast rallies, consisting of over 20 million people, took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy sustainable environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. This year’s theme is to “The Face of Climate Change.”. The environment faces a multitude of challenges today. From climate change to species extinction, our planet and its inhabitants are continually facing man-made threats that must be averted. Lend your voice to a campaign, and help us work toward a sustainable future.
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And tell us what you’re doing to protect the earth, our planet, from global pollution and to begin working on sustainability. To pledge your support and act, go to A Billion Acts of Green®.
Your pledge can be as simple as “I pledge to turn the lights off every time I leave a room” or “I will walk to work today”.
We are all in the together!
I live in gratitude for my strength, I live in trust of my choices. I have the power to know that if something is not working, I can change how I view it. My life purpose is always within me, I gifts myself time daily to sit in peance and listen to my soul. Everything will show itself in perfect time.
Healing is about transforming our relationship to life, and it is about understanding our values and purpose in life. Healing is a mystical experience and the journey cannot be made from the mind. Healing is a journey and not a destination. We never stop healing as every moment life brings us newer situations to deal with, to grow from, and to gather wisdom from. Choosing to live from the place of gratitude is true devotion to the Divine. There is absolutely no purpose in life other than the purpose to live in love and trust. Every purpose of life that the mind can come up with is just a thought for survival. You cannot add or delete anything in life to achieve success, to feel good, or to give more value. Life has already provided all these things for you in the here and now and you only need to open your eyes to see these gifts.
Everything in life is divinely orchestrated. This moment, this day, and this hour is a precious gift – it will never come again. Live from the place of gratitude and learn to see the gifts of life. Take every person in your life, exaggerate their goodness, and notice the gifts they bring to your life at this time. Your gratitude to life becomes a living prayer. Bring in excitement with gratitude.
Celebrate love, celebrate life, surrender the mind stories, and drop the illusion of control. Let life live you and allow the Divine Presence to walk your life. When you understand that life lives you all of the time, you do not need destinations or goals to achieve because whatever life brings is for your greater growth and wisdom. It is wise to live from the place of excited anticipation of the next moment like a little child the eve before Christmas.
Write the words: “Something Magical is about to Happen,” in beautiful big letters. Post it to your fridge, your work table, your bathroom mirror, and read it every day. Expect magic and miracles, drop all of your mind stories and become a little child waiting in excited anticipation. Life loves you greatly, you are a beloved child of the Universe, and when you are in the place of excited anticipation, the Universe brings magic and miracles into your life.
We believe that life is and all of its parts are divine. That means that life is graceful; it is bestowed freely with effortless beauty and divine love. But it takes a certain ferocity to live in that awareness—not a ferocity that is savage and violent, but a ferocity that demands a resolute intensity. It requires a fierce grace to live in the light. To remain balanced and in principle when faced with the apparent inadequacies of life’s experience is to live in grace. When we remember that we are not a polarized side of the experience but instead all of it, the wholeness manifests. And in that wholeness, grace exists.
From Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon’s On the Path column, SOM April 2013.
Healing is possible, but you must decide to heal your heart from every wound inflicted on it! You must decide to free yourself from everything that cause you pain! Don’t nurture anything that reduces your life quality, takes away peace from your heart and even prevents you from feeling the presence of The Divine in your life! Surround yourself with people who uplift your spirit, love you for who you are, motivate you to do the right things in life, inspire you to follow love, guide you in the path of righteousness and wish only the best for you. Stay away from all those who only use you, disrespect, humiliate and cause you pain all the time! You know people by their actions! Your choices will make all the difference in your life, you can surround yourself with everything that will make your life to feel like a curse or surround yourself with everything that will make your life truly a blessing to self and others! Healing is possible! You are your own divine healer! Heal your heart! Heal your life! Decide to heal yourself and live a blissful life! Peace and divine guidance be with you!
Prem Tihan (Shafiq)