Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Show Me the Good

An aspiring Yogi wanted to find a Guru. He went to an Ashram and his preceptor told him, “You can stay here but we have one important rule--all students observe a vow of silence. You will be allowed to speak one sentence only after 12 years.” 

After practicing for 12 long years, the day came when the student could say his one sentence. He said, “The bed is too hard.” 

He kept going for another 12 years of hard spiritual practices and austere discipline; then came his opportunity to speak again. He commented, “The food is not very good.” 

Twelve more years of hard work and he got the chance to speak once again. This time, after 36 years of practice, he announced: “I quit.” His Guru retorted, “Good! all you’ve done the whole time is complain, complain, complain.”

Did ya ever ask the Universe, “hey, where's mine... show me the good.”

  • You do what you were taught
  • You do the right things
  • You get the training
  • You practice or rehearse
  • You keep learning
  • You do your spiritual practice
  • You show up
  • And yet it hasn't shown up
What ever your it is:  Better job, advancing career, better or continued health, a soulmate, financial freedom, more this or that, peace of mind, etc.
  • We meditate, contemplate, motivate, visualize, vision or…
  • ...we get a mentor, a teacher or coach...
  • ...use this program, go to that workshop, get this certificate, go to this seminar or that school...
  • ...we sit in silence for 10 days, take up yoga, pilates, running, swimming or high impact training…
  • ...we light a candle, burn some incense, bang a gong, ring a bell...
  • ...we go here, there and everywhere searching for the answer, seeking the key, looking for that secret code...
  • the Scriptures, the Bahagavad Gita, the Tao, the Book of the Dead, the Vedas, the Quaran, the Talmud, the Upanishads, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostics, the Toltecs, the New Thoughters, the Ascended Masters, the Arch Angels...
  • ...we use alchemy, astrology, fortune cookies, the I ching, tarot cards, angel cards, affirmations & prayer...
  • ...we hire psychics, a hypnotherapist, an intuitive, a practitioner, a therapist, a cleric of one type or another
We go and do and take refuge in everything but the True thing:
The Thing in You
The Divine in You
The Living Spirit in You
That which illuminates You...
The God in You!

I am not knocking all the things I listed
                  ...they are tools to use to build a consciousness and clarity
         be inspired by and transformed from or to be transcended through

However, none of those work or stick without belief and without a passion for the idea(s)
                  ...and nothing solidifies belief more than the heart

I believe there is a triune nature to the way we humans work the Law and that is: 

Mind ... Heart ... Intuition/Imagination

I find that most have the mind thing down
           ...we us our intellect and logic
           ...our synapses are firing
           ...the electro-chemical workings of the brain are in force

And we use our Word:
           I declare this in my life!
           I reveal that in my life!

I know that some have the intuition and imagination thing going strong
           ...what your it looks like, smells like, tastes like, what its texture is
Remember, intuition and creativity (when constructive) is a direct infusion from the Divine

But the main connection...
the one that matters most...
is the heart
The difficulty we find in our field …is the difficulty of sincerity, the heart not acquiescing to the statement of the lips; it is the difficulty of using constructive rather than destructive conversation; it is the difficulty of not being able to see reflected in each other the symbolic Christ or manifestation of the Infinite, the Spirit. That is what heals - seeing the Spirit in each other – it is the difficulty which arises from a certain form of spiritual stupidity which we all have: a lack of faith, a lack of absolute conviction that now we have it and we can use it, the absolute simplicity of it – the difficulty of surrendering the mind in complete abandonment to the idea; that is hard. That means putting the foot out, as it were, into a vacuum, into a nothingness; but if the faith and conviction is there it will be on a solid rock.    
                                                                       ~ Ernest Holmes, Unpublished Papers

Connecting to your heart can be achieved in many ways including using the tools listed near the beginning of this blog and also through a guided meditation or just listening. Stopping what you are 'doing' and just being ...listening...

           ...if they are destructive messages coming back or doubts or confusion or alienation or separation ideas are showing up, that is your head talking - the ego that edges God out - or dumb ideas taught to us by parents, teachers, religion, society...i.e. lack, inability, no talent, our family isn't successful, too young, too old, not enough "fill in the blank"

John Prendergast, a Northern California psychotherapist wrote an article called:

Key 1. Trust Your Heart Physically:
          ....Place your hand over the center of your chest and imagine that you are directly 
                 breathing into and from the depths of your heart area.

Key 2. Trust Your Heart Mentally:
          ....Inquire into any beliefs that obstruct your love and the acceptance of yourself and 

Judgments or prejudices may show up as you step into listening and the onion peels of negativity begin to flake. You may find yourself screaming, "OMG, what now?"   ...see key 3

Key 3. Trust Your Heart Emotionally:
          ....Attune with that deep place in the heart that loves and accepts everything just as it 
          ....Visualize embracing any parts of yourself that need this love. Hold them in your 

This is when that onion peeling of the dumb stuff we have learned or accepted start coming out. Yes, it is not fun while that is happening, however, as we learn to love and accept those negative ideas at the same time we are letting them go, the grace and ease they are let go is more prevalent and assured. And yes, there is always something to learn whilst removing those superfluous beliefs.

         ....Do the same for others—inwardly bless them and wish them well.
         ....Be generous in expressing your heartfelt love daily.

Key 4. Trust Your Heart Energetically:

Remember everything is energy ... you, me, the device you are reading this on, the planet itself ... all are energy formed into objects. If you don't believe Dr. Ernest Holmes (SCIENCE OF MIND),  try Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, or physicists of all sorts .... everything is just energy.

          ....Sense into the various layers of your heart including the inner sanctum at the back 
                 of the heart and that of the infinite or Great Heart

Which leads us right into Key 5:

Key 5. Trust Your Heart Spiritually:
          ....Make a deep commitment to live open-heartedly, then work steadily and                  
                  compassionately toward keeping it.
          ....Rest in and as the open heart
          ....Gaze with a spiritually oriented friend.

You don't have to do this alone. We all got stuff. Even if you don't discuss everything, find a prayer partner or a meditation partner. 

Now, there will probably be a learning curve as you begin this practice. You will enter into what is called liminal space. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, describes limal space as.... inner state where we can begin to think and act in genuinely new ways.  It is when we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. We often enter liminal space when our former way of being is challenged or changed--perhaps when we lose a job or a loved one, during illness, engagement, or at the birth of a child. During this graced time we are not certain or in control. This openness allows room for something genuinely new to happen. We are empty and receptive--an erased tablet waiting for new words. Liminal space is where we are most teachable.

When we are in our heart space, we can be vulnerable to do just that ... be teachable, transformable and ready to transcend! 

Even through the liminal, the onion peel, the attention paid to and the healing from the negative junk in our habitual thinking, using the heart-mind and the intentional conscious Power of the Divine within, we can reconnect to the power of gratitude:

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude is a heart action and a mind action
As a mind action, it is a thought that comes after the reception in reverence to the receiving. Which reminds me of a story:

Two guys are walking through a game park when they come across a lion that has not eaten for days. They can see trouble in his eyes and, of course, the lion starts chasing the two men. They run as fast as they can panning the park for a place of safety. After a few minutes, one guy starts getting tired and decides to say a prayer, "Please, oh please, please, please, turn this lion into a Christian, Lord." 

A few moments later, the one man turns to see if the lion is still chasing and he sees the lion has stopped and is on its knees. Happy to see his prayer answered, he stops his friend and heads back towards the lion. As they comes closer to the lion, he hears it saying a prayer: "Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive."

That is mind action. Now Heart action...
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.      ~Henry Van Dyke                                                       an inward journey and anticipatory.  We must begin to live consciously and from the wisdom of the heart. It is the key, it is the Divine space, it is, quoting Dr. Prendergast again, "the keenly sensitive area of feeling and knowing that is a portal to our deepest self. Heart wisdom is a blend of deep feeling and understanding."

There is nothing small about us or the Universe. Spiritual prosperity, by living through the heart-mind - that connection to the Infinite Source of All – will increase incrementally and exponentially as our consciousness grows – and nothing in life or mind or belief changes permanently until we connect through that heart-mind to our passions and the Divine. The triune nature I spoke above at the beginning is a holistic approach to manifesting your best life.

I invite you to open up your heart today, no matter what emotional pain may show up. Be brave and bold in letting that onion peel. With heart-centered wisdom and gratitude, the healing and manifesting begins.  When you connect through the heart, faith deepens, belief clarifies and you are empowered intentionally and consciously to let the Universe Show You The Good.

God speed and happy Thanksgiving!

Please take a moment and affirm with me:

With gobs of thanksgiving - soaked in a gravy of resolution and Love, 

dressed in Mind and spiced with Spirit - 

 I manifest my greatest life right here and right now!

Blessings to you and yours!