A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
A New Awareness
As with any journey of discovery, there comes a time when you must leave the comfort of what you know as a light-hearted view of life to explore the true nature of your reality. With this in mind comes the realization that this newsletter must now begin to evolve to present more in-depth information so that you can further your own journey of discovery and kindle within the curiosity to explore your own spiritual truths and path.
Living a Good Life
There has been a lot of spiritual talk about living a "Good Life" or "Magnificent Life" however there hasn't been much talk about what constitutes this kind of life and what we have to do to get there or maintain it. There have been no definitions on how it is supposed to appear in our lives. All we know for sure is that each person has their own idea of what their own "Good Life" would be.
Unfortunately when people talk about living a "Good Life" or "Magnificent life" our egos get in the way ... we firstly assume all of our financial woes will disappear, a loving partnership will form and everything will be wonderful, calm and just the way we want it in our most cherished dreams. This is when the ego truly works against us. For when these desired changes are slow to come, don't work out or even blow up in front of us, we sometimes choose to chuck the whole mess away and write it off as a bad experience, ill omen or as another useless spiritual "feel good" concept spouted from so many lips. We lose sight of the dream and begin to feel that settling is all that is possible. The problem with believing that there is nothing for us except to settle, eventually drives us into a self-imposed pity state that ends up being detrimental to our emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
So where does this "Good Life" really stand in our life's perspective and what should we expect as we travel this life. Sure we all want the finer things that are available. We all want to be someone people love and respect and to have someone special in our lives. We all want what, we believe, we deserve. We want the available money to do what we want and when. We want what others seem to have no difficulty in getting. We to be somebody to the world and make a difference. We want recognition for our skills and we want an acknowledgement of our status and abilities. So quite simply, we want, and it doesn't seem to matter the what, the where or the why ... simply put, we want.
The reality is that the "Good Life" that most spiritual teachers talk about is not a truly physical state of being and the part that does exist in the physical world is subject to outside influences and conditioning. We need to establish the boundaries that we are willing to allow those outside forces to be influential part of and what they will have no bearing on. We all have bills to pay, whether we have money or not. We all have jobs to do whether we like them or not. However in not liking our jobs or any of the other tasks we must complete, we tend to post-pone the mental and spiritual changes that allow us to easily get through the daily grind and demands of unfulfilling or distasteful work and co-workers. This also applies to other aspects of our lives; our families, our friendships and to all of the relationships and interactions that we have from day to day.
The mental, and spiritual side of the "Good Life" is not just what religion teaches us. It is much more involved than being kind and standing up for what we believe in. It is putting into every day practice all of the spiritual lessons we've been learning and keeping them as a comforting shield. We know we need to be aware of our perspective and in living a "Good Life" it becomes paramount when we try to get through the turmoil that surrounds us. The "Good Life" is not just for living, its a way of being. Its a changed perspective with a focus on removing the emotional ties while existing and participating in life to the fullest that we can. Not an easy task but definitely worth the time and effort needed to bring this awareness into being.
Ultimately, my idea of what my "Good Life" is will not be matched by anyone else for my life is mine to live, as is each person's. The "Good Life" that people dream of can range from the simple to the extravagant. It can be as simple as having someone to take your hand and give it a gentle squeeze to get you through the challenges of the day or it can be to having everything their heart desires even if it were to cost them their self-esteem or more. There can be no judgments in the best "Good Life." It is enjoying what we have, while we have it and finding a way to hold onto that truth as we go through our challenges, and our changes.
I bid you peace as you discover your own "Good Life." Blessings.
Moqui marbles generally come from the Navajo Sandstone formation in the United States. These stones are mostly found in southern Utah, and northern Arizona, with some deposits in the bordering states of Colorado and New Mexico. They are no longer being harvested as the region has be deemed a national monument and is therefore protected. Moqui marbles are compacted sandstone encased in iron. The marbles are almost always brown in colour and are similar to granite, with the only variation being in the shine from the amount metallic alloy in the shell. Moqui marbles are sometimes called "Thunderballs" or "Shaman Stones." Moqui stones are occasionally divided into "male" and "female" stones, with the male stones being somewhat flatter and disc shaped while the female stones are rounder and smoother.
On the physical level Moqui stones have been used to balance energy and remove energy blockages in the body. Moqui marbles have a natural tendency to absorb gentle energies which can be released to the holder as needed. It is said that Moqui marbles will disappear if the holder pays them little or no attention.
Spiritually, Moqui marbles aid with vision trances and remote viewing of events. They can also help to sort out the truth and natural ways of existing to ease the passage through difficult times by providing their owner with a great deal of inner calm and a firm sense of harmony. Moqui marbles provide the owner with a sense of their place in the natural world and aid in sorting out the dualities of our "male/female" natures. Moqui marbles also aid with tuning into the universal energy of love that surrounds all things.
Moqui marbles should not be stored away from their owner or from the interaction with the family. They require no real energy clearing except for sitting in the sun and being touched to share loving, gentle energy whenever possible.
Blessing for Fall and Halloween
The celebration of Autumn brings us into our time of bounty. The last of the crops are being harvested and it is a time to celebrate all of the good things that life has to offer us. It is a time of friendship and sharing and a time of thanksgiving. As the season and our bounty are stored away we come to Halloween. A time to start to release any of the disappointments that we experienced over the year and this prepares us for healing and a restorative rest as we turn to our homes and loved ones.
"Universal Light, Christ Consciousness, be with us now,
as we rejoice in our time of plenty and as we share with those who have touched our hearts.
Help us to celebrate the richness of life and the bounties we have collected, both great and small.
We ask that you show us how to release the pain of hurts and disappointments so we can
celebrate freely and with true joy at the wonder that is our life.
"The cool winds of Autumn rustle the leaves in the trees.
Slowly and gently one tumbles to the ground. Its colour, the rusty red of a brilliant
sunset and soon others follow; crisp, bright oranges, tawny browns, burnished gold and many more.
Our world is changing with each new day and I too must learn to adjust my perception.
The colourful leaves remind us that these changes can be big, bright and beautiful or
they can be tiny, gentle and barely noticeable. Paying attention to the changes can brighten
our lives so very much. They remind us to see things as they are, not as they should be,
but as they need to be. To live in the world, to live our lives as brightly as possible,
this is the lesson the changing colours of Autumn teaches us.
So today I will live in the colour of Autumn and I will celebrate my changes."