grateful for clarity, strength, knowing and enjoying the unfolding!! grateful for the cold gray weather because it makes it so lovely when the sun peeps through! grateful to live in a place where we rarely get two days of clouds in a row. grateful for a long afternoon hike and feeling strong up and down the mountain and spending my thoughts alternating between fine tuning and gratefulness the whole way. grateful for some new ideas for my fiction writing project which is not so fictional t...See More
Tool #1: We need to reverse our relationship with fear. Rather than avoid pain, we need to lean into it--KNOWING that our infinite potential exists outside our comfort zone on the other side of our fear.
How meditation + a dance party with my son helps me become a more joyful momma!! :)
#279 - October 6th - The Freedom of Individuality
What are the ways that you feel fully free to be "you" ? What is the role of discernment in navigating our complicated modern world ? Read about this on WordPress at this link - http://wp.me/p5vzL4-xQ
Concepts and "mentions" include - Acceptance, Authenticity, Behavior, Blessings, Choice, Conformity, Creativity, Death, Discernment, Drugs, Ernest Holmes, Freedom, Grandparents, Guidance, Heart, Individuality, Interconnected, King James Bible...See More
Grateful for getting back into the flow. Phew!!! Gradually. Things start to work out again magically.
Grateful for an early night. Really exhausted after a loooooong working day. Grateful for noticing that I need some extra self care time.
Grateful for the fun conversations and connections today with all kinds of people. Grateful for having my patience muscles tested on two occassions with monologues. I tried to shift into so many different attitudes to test what works and makes me feel b...See More
It is paradoxical that the more this spirit or consciousness starts to taste itself, not as a thought or idea or belief, but as just a simple presence of awakeness, the more this awakeness is reflected everywhere.
The more we wake up out of bodies and minds and identities, the more we see that bodies and minds are actually just manifestations of that same spirit, that same presence. The more we realize that who we are is totally outside of time, outside of the world, and outside of everything...
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
"Sex was not seen as sinful in the early Church. In fact many people sold everything they had and moved into communes as they waited for the Kingdom of Heaven. Apparently there was a bit of a party atmosphere and a lot of fooling around. It was especially so in Corinth. The Roman authorities were on the Christians for immorality and this worried Paul and understandably so because if the Romans think you are immoral then you really have a problem. Corinth was the Las Vegas of the Mediterranean world.Hence Paul’s nervous first epistle to the Corinthians.
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were.
– 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Later, Paul’s letters were interpreted by the clergy as demonizing sex. This was so the priesthood could use sex to keep people in line. That is they could use the idea of sex as sin to dispense absolution thereby making them a necessary intermediary between God and man and so assuring their status.
On a related note regarding 1 Corinthians 6:9 where Paul seemingly is condemning homosexuals the actual Greek word is μαλακοί which in Paul’s time,referred in a negative, pejorative way to a widely despised group of people who functioned as effeminate “call boys”, male prostitutes."