Stop Raging. Do Your Work.

Are you here to change the world or be the change you want to see in the world? I know some of you reading this know that you are. If you look at the dark and believe there should be more light, if you want to raise the vibration of the earth, if you wish to help people awaken, if you consider yourself a light worker, healer, facilitator, agent of change of any kind then I ask you to consider this…

If you are here to change the world, for you to complete your task/mission/purpose there must be something to change. If you consider yourself a light worker, then there must be dark that needs light or you will not be able to reach your intention. So to change the world there must be things that need changing. To enlighten the world there must be things that need enlightening. To heal the world there must be things that need healing. If this is true, then why rage at the dark, the low vibration, the wounded? Without it you cannot do your work and fulfill your purpose. The sun lights the earth. That is what it does. Can you imagine if it got angry every time it was called to work? That’s a lot of energy wasted on things other than doing the work it was created to do.

Embrace the knowing that change is happening. That is happening through you and with you when you make the conscious choice. It is through those changes that we are given the opportunity to fulfill our role in this world. If you are here to change the world then do it with thoughtfulness, mindfulness, awareness and kindness.

Bless the dark. Bless the light. Do your work and don’t waste time on raging against what is, raging against the very thing that gives you the work you believe you were meant to do.

Peace

I Shouldn’t….

Urrhhggg!

Nothing is more frustrating than when I hear “I shouldn’t…” or “You/they shouldn’t…” which is even worse.And I hear it, at least once a week from my clients. It’s often used in this type of format….

“I know I shouldn’t be angry but I just feel mad.”My response “Why shouldn’t you be angry?” Their response often points to some type of spiritual guideline or goal. The word angry could be replaced with any “negative” word experience and the reason they believe they shouldn’t feel that way is often because there is the belief that being spiritual, awakened, aware, it’s not feeling these feelings. This works for any feeling that you believe you should be better than.

“Serenity NOW!” – for those of you familiar with Seinfeld you know what happens at the end of that show. It’s fictional and a TV show but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold truth. The core truth is that ignoring what you feel because you don’t want to feel it NEVER works in your favor. I rarely say never but in this situation it is absolutely appropriate.

I think it’s fair to say that all of us have an ideal us. The person we would like to be in our lives. Often those ideals include strength, courage, kindness, happiness, honesty, integrity, and there are millions of other characteristics we might choose or desire for the ideal us. And the truth is that in real life we will have times, sometimes a lot of times, where our real lives do not match our ideal selves. And so often the response is to just ignore the feelings so that they don’t show up on the outside but then actually berate ourselves on the inside for being so weak/stupid/wrong, etc, as to feel what we think we should not feel.

So, feelings.. Feelings take up a lot of space and time in our lives and our energy space. We want certain feelings and don’t want others. We worry and stress about what we feel, whether we “should” feel this way, if the feelings are right or wrong, if we are good or bad people for feeling this way.. and I could go on. The fast, dirty simple answer is who cares???

Yes, I said it – who cares? Other than you of course. What we feel may or may not have anything to do with our actions and does not have to do with what we do in life. What I mean by that is just because you feel angry, that does not mean you have to act angry, or lose it, or blow up, or maybe you do….. Feelings are important pointers, they are amazing road signs to what is going on in our life. But what we end up doing is not focusing on the feeling, but more on not wanting to feel it and the horrible things we (and others) think it says about us. Instead of understanding and accepting that our feelings are here to teach us what is inherently right or wrong for us, we judge them.

To deny a feeling is to give it a deep dark space to grow and then have it come out at the wrong or inopportune time. To deny a feeling is to deny the part of you in pain that is calling out for attention and forgiveness, love, release. As we begin to deny our feelings that denial grows and then we find that all of our feelings are being buried. We can become numb… And while numb can be an appropriate and temporary place to be during deep trauma, it is temporary…. We are not built to be numb. We are built to feel, to understand where our feelings are coming from, what they mean and how we can change and grow with that knowledge. We were created to embrace the beauty, and the pain, of this physical human life, not hide from it or shame ourselves or each other for it.

Humans are feeling beings and being human is to feel. All of it. The beautiful, the glorious, the depth, the pain and the fear. Don’t deny. Don’t shame. Don’t hide. Feel your feelings and let them move. And if you are finding it a challenge to do that on your own find a safe someone to help and support you.

You are meant to be in full bloom.

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The Time for Hate is Done

The time for hate is done

I know that there may be many people who read this who might say “There is never a time for hate.” And I actually do believe that

And

I know in this human world, in our human fears, our human experience and our human emotions hate is a true experience. It is something real in our humanity. Whether it is one person, many people, a place, an experience, a thing, it’s honest and it’s real. Then what happens is when we come to a place when we finally admit that the hate that we have been carrying is harming us, not the other, we realize that it is not good for us and it is time to stop.

I never wanted to hate anyone. I never wanted to hate anything. But to deny that in my human experience that I haven’t felt hate would be a lie. And when we lie about the feelings that we have we are unable to accept them, heal them, change them, and release them. We are unable to do anything with them but be caught in their grasp.

So I am done being caught in the grasp of hate. Does it mean we are going to be friends? No. It does not mean we are going to be friends.  But what it does mean is that you are no longer allowed to take space in my head. You are no longer allowed to take space in my heart.  My hatred has pulled me off balance. My hatred has taken away my place of calm and peace and love. I believe I did it because I needed to, until I didn’t need to do it anymore. And now I know it is right to experience something different.

So you will continue to do whatever it is that you continue to do. My hating you or not hating you may or may not change that. But I do know that my reactions and my responses will change. Because when I don’t hate you I can see everything with clarity, honesty and in the highest truth. When I don’t hate you I don’t have to worry about what you are doing or what you are not doing.  How it might affect me and how you can hurt me. Or what secret intentions you might have. I see your actions as simply your actions. And I know my response is now coming from a place of balance, center and calm within me. That makes me stronger. That empowers me. When I hate you, I empower the hate. When I release that hate I empower myself. It is my hatred of you that makes me weak. It is actually healing the hate that allows me to be stronger and gives me all that I need to do what I need to do now to take care of myself.

And so, I no longer hate you. Because I love more.

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Peace ~ Piperlyne

She Let Go

This poem was written by Rev. Safire Rose. She is a staff minister with the Agape International Spiritual Center.

So, I did not write this but I am choosing to share it with everyone I can because I believe it needs to be shared far and wide. Change the “she” to “he” and it works for every single person on this planet. Anyone who ties themselves up in knots to do what they think they should or finds themselves in a place doing something they never wanted to, could use this… There is such power in letting go, in surrendering to what is.

“She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.” – Rev Safire Rose

Willing to

Peace ~ Piperlyne

That Perfect Moment

I have hoped and prayed
Wished and desired
Struggled and fought
Over thought and acted on impulse

I have searched and waited
Cried and beseeched
Been the leader and the follower
The forgiver and the unforgiven

I have been lost and found
Stretched and contracted
Been fear and feared
Seen too much and not nearly enough

I have tried
I have lied
I have almost died
And yet still alone and confused

I give up, become quiet

And in that perfect moment
I understand that nothing of that is me
They were choices that I made
Perceptions I believed to be truth
Illusions that I saw

No longer

Now I am love and joy
Now I am truth and energy
Now I am purity and perfection
Just as I always have been

I am always and eternal

 

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Welcome to Becoming Enlightened

This is a time of deep and intense change and it is happening faster than it has ever occurred in humanity’s time here on earth.

Those lines of separation we have used to define, discern, discriminate, judge those things we “know” are dissolving. The definitions we have created to help us feel safe, used to understand us vs. them are being erased. The beliefs that have evolved based off of what we have been able to prove or see are being torn apart. Our science and technology are showing us EVERY SINGLE DAY that many of the things most of us all agreed to be true are not or are not completely true. We had it wrong, we misunderstood, we did not see the full picture, we were missing some facts or the information was beyond our comprehension until it wasn’t any more. All of this is happening now.

What does this mean? Our physical, mental and emotional safety nets can’t keep us safe anymore. Our judgments are being proven wrong. Our definitions are disappearing and it seems like everything that is safe is being stripped away. If you are a human on this earth right now you are going to find this challenging, at the minimum, and terrifying at the most. It can seem as though everyone is out to get you, crush your beliefs and take away your way of life. That is true to the extent that someone else is trying to continue to feel safe in this transformational time.  Humans are scared and as those lines of separation, the very things we have created our worlds around, fade away we will scramble to hang on to them even more, ferociously fighting to keep these things that are not much more than the response to human group think. When enough of the group stop thinking that way the rules change.

In times like this our single saving grace is the fact that we, as humans, have the ability to question our thoughts, observe them without being attached to them, through self inquiry, and consciously adopt new beliefs and choose to change.  When we do this there is one single guarantee, and that guarantee is that we will find that we have been wrong about something, probably many things. This once again can be difficult, challenging and even terrifying. But if you step into it willingly and consistently it is less painful and the change happens more quickly. Be willing to be wrong, superficially. Be willing to possibly be wrong on the deepest level of what you think you know. This is what being enlightened is.

So what do those of us who understand this do? Well, this requires we look through those glasses of understanding with compassion to what we are all experiencing as humans as we run around in abject fear, attacking and looking to harm others in our fight to remain right and safe.

We become a

Compassionate Warrior of Love.

At least that is my name for this job.

So, while we can refuse to do our job, it is still our job to do. We are in this together.

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Welcome to becoming enlightened.

To Be a Witness

Pay attention.

We humans have amazing capacity to adjust to almost anything, it’s a trait that has helped us survive. But sometimes it can cause us to think that it’s always been this way, when it really hasn’t. We can end up accepting things that we shouldn’t because it all happened so subtly, under the radar, or so quickly we were unable to process it so we lump it up and take it in.

I know there are those who do not like or don’t understand the all political posts I share on social media….

Some of my  new age friends (I use new age as a catch all phrase for the varied and different beliefs, philosophies I am including in this group) say to not focus on the negative only focus on the positive. And there is real truth in there, somewhere. But I don’t understand how ignoring the physical reality of the world we are in right now helps anything. Until we own where and what we are, we cannot transform. And more personally, for me to do that requires that I ignore part of who I am. I cannot do that. It is not how I am built. I have long felt as though one of my jobs on this planet was to be a witness. I cannot witness everything, but if something is brought to me I shall act as witness – good, bad, ugly, painful, beautiful, joyous, humorous. I define being a witness as someone who holds that which is being seen in sacred awareness. Yes, I said sacred because in my eyes it is all sacred, even the ugliness, because the ugliness breaks down those untrue beliefs that keep us apart so that we can be free to connect with the rest of Us.

So I am a witness. And in that duty I cannot hide my head nor my heart from the pain, fear, lying, rage in this country, in this world. And it is hard. I am moved to tears almost every day. I feel the pain. I work very hard to balance my work as witness with my human need for gentleness, kindness, softness and warmth. My soul KNOWS we are all connected, all of us, and I will hold sacred awareness, be a witness, as we all go through the growing pains and the fear to get to the truth of Us. The Oneness that we all come from. It’s who we all are.
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Love conquers all.
I hold this to be true
but that does not mean that sometimes it doesn’t get messy.
Peace