Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Sassy and Succulent

Holy month is coming to an end. We have talked about freeing ourselves from the bondage of limited consciousness, cracking the egg of past limiting beliefs and emerging, transmuted, revealing our Divine nature, and that our future is written by us through our choices...to choose Light, love, peace, victory, and gratitude. Holy month is the perfect time for "lock-down." It's a good month to come to a complete stop. 

As we wash our hands, we can wash our brains.
As we social distance, we can get a bigger picture

It's a good time to decide who I want to be? What do I keep? What do I release?

How do we answer those questions? We stay awake. We stay aware and awake to the insights and inspiration showing up, to the anger you are feeling and speak to it, to all that suffer and do what we can, and to Spirit - to reveal the greatness that we hide.

Last Friday began Ramadan, an Islamic holy day where one fasts daily for 30 days, from sunrise to sundown. No food, water, cigarettes, gambling, sex, gossiping, lying, or judging others can take place. And you thought Lent & Yom Kippur were hard!
When the brain and the belly burn from fasting, every moment a new song rises out of the fire. ~Rumi
Muslims see Ramadan as a purification process when the Fire in the Belly causes a purging in the mind. When reflection, revelation, and restoration occur and a re-dedication of one’s life to Spirit is made, a re-commitment to spiritual practice is engaged. It is a time that provides clarity. Like spiritual mind treatment or affirmative prayer, it's a call to rise up, inspired by the fire in the belly or Divine urge or the passion one has for an idea, to declare and reveal our best life and our Divine purpose.

Do you have a fire in the belly? 
what's yours?
Do you remember?
Have to search for it?

Maybe it fell between the cushions of the couch, got folded into the divorce papers, left it at the office before the lock-down, or lost in the years gone by? Well, it's in none of those places, as much as you'd like to blame it being there. It's in you...waiting for you to look sharply and pull it out of the cracks of your consciousness.
There is a place within us that lies open to the Infinite…                     ~Ernest Holmes, SOM
That “fire in the belly” that is stirring within you, calls you to be a part of something, connecting to something divine, something purposeful. You are here to define yourself by experiences or conditions, for while these are tools you can use, they are not who you are.
You are spirit – a fiery, heavenly intelligence created by God and unlimited in nature.    ~Sonia Choquette, “Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose” 
It's time to be sassy and succulent in your consciousness and life. First, let's start with succulence.

We can all be succulent in consciousness....tender, juicy, tasty, rich in desirable qualities, ripe to give mental nourishment (like the plants hold water for their nourishment). We call be luscious, moist, yummy, divine, rich, and heavenly. Some us just require some tools in doing so. How do you take of your succulents and your being succulent? your succulence within? We shall, with help of an Architectural Digest article, do so for both our plants and ourselves.

Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light and Rotate Succulents Frequently
Succulents love direct sunlight and need about six hours of sun per day, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it's likely that only one side is getting enough light. Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight.
You have got to get outside, bring light into your life. And, when we pray, don't say the same prayer or affirmation in the same way, have fun, get sassy.

Water According to the Season and Water the Soil Directly
Just like us, succulents need more energy when they're in a period of growth. During the spring and summer, the plants are thriving and drinking up much more water than when they're resting in the fall and winter. Don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves. Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between waterings.
Hydrate yourself, not just with water, but by drenching yourself in spiritual practice. A sprinkling of spiritual practice is nice, but it can cause a brittle attitude as not being specific and clear very often tends to not enact changes in beliefs or creates moldy ideas. You don't want to manifest moldy ideas.

Keep Succulents Clean and in the Right Soil
Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Wipe off the leaves and spines gently with a damp cloth.
I know you hear this a lot, but wash your hands, then wash your mind with self talk that is sassy, bold, direct, and specific. The right soil is the foundation of the best demonstration of life. And the right soil is right thinking. Beliefs in your divine nature and the power to be your best.

Get Rid of Bugs
Pests shouldn’t be a problem for indoor succulents, but occasionally you may have to deal with bugs. To get rid of eggs and larvae, spray the soil with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. 
Those old beliefs and habits may sneak in now and again, so spray them down with affirmations, yoga, meditation or prayer - pick your spiritual medicine. Remember who you are...."the greatest miracle in the Universe."

When you are doing all of the above, be sassy.... audacious, bold, brassy, brazen, and smart. You know, we shall eventually emerge without the masks on our faces; let's also emerge without the masks over our True identity working in consciousness.

We all believe this great philosophy, but do we all know and practice it? It is time to take our belief and take it into the know! K-N-O-W! Know who and what you are....a spiritual being, living a spiritual life as a human Being, empowered by the Love and Light of Divine Intelligence and a Law of Cause and Effect that always says 'yes.'

Be sassy, be succulent and know you are the God of your experience...awaken to your power!

I have a fire in my belly. 
The fire in my belly is the Divine urge.
This Divine urge propels me  to live my passion with intention.
I am guided by the energy, intelligence, and infinite possibilities of the Creative Power in the Universe.
This power wires my brain, inspires my imagination, and awakens my heart to bring Light, love, joy, beauty, and wisdom to my every experience.
Today I renew my life’s purpose, allowing the fire in my belly to guide me to my greatest life.

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