Saturday, September 28, 2013

inner peace . . . . one breath at a time . . . .

We meditate to get ourselves and our monkey minds out of the way otherwise our Universe is tainted by all our filters and our clarity is lost in the mire.

The Tao Te Ching says ~
When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have,
I receive what I need.

It is the guiding principle in meditation.

I embrace all of me - who I believe I am or I am not. I witness all this. I watch it come and I watch it go. 

I sit at peace with myself - what stirs in me, what surrounds me. Watching and breathing my way along.

Soft, quiet and relaxed. As each breath deepens, the void expands and I sink deeper into it.

Beyond time and space I sit in my own company - my divine original being.

Welcome, Beloved of God.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

mothers on my mind

"Mary is a girl gang leader in Heaven. She is fuerte - strong, fierce. We have been given this cleaned-up, Anglicized version of her. But the saints had calluses on their hands." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I used to believe my mommy issues were unique unto me. Once I heard others talk of theirs, I realized how myopic and self centered my perspective was.

September is ruled by Virgo - the Goddess of Life. As the month brings in the bounty of the harvest - we each give birth to our unique purpose. What have you given birth to this year? How have you changed since this time last year?

Are you confused with all the change that went on or have you moved through confusion to clarity? Do you belong to yourself? Are you true to yourself and your vision? If so, name yourself to know yourself.

Each sign poses us questions about life. Virgo’s most important question is ‘Do you know who you are?’