Be of Good Cheer

Be of Good Cheer

Be of good cheer because
You too have overcome the world
But you won’t know that until
You have overcome the you
That you think you are.

There’s a Better Way

There’s a Better Way

Can I scream my way into silence?
Can I think my way into stillness?
Can I negotiate with my mind’s projections, hoping to settle on one that temporarily suits me?
As the mind seems stuck playing a circus tune, I remember that there’s a better way:
Laying the heavy load of the ego mind at the feet of the moment as it is, grace instantly embraces me and carries me into the silence and stillness that I mistakenly thought, yet again, I had to deserve before being allowed to experience.
Surrender is strength.
Peace is power.
Only God is real.
All I had to do to free myself from the fever dream of the ego is to forget myself for a moment. All I had to do is do nothing and remember that my power lies in undoing.
Instant relief. Immediate peace. An inspired mind is a mind that waves the white flag of surrender.
Because nothing the ego tells me is true. It never was and never will be. Truth simply is, independent of my perceptions and interpretations, and the ego’s ceaseless but futile attempts to rewrite reality.
What a joy it is to be proven wrong, over and over again, and to be shown the simplicity of freedom lies in my continued willingness to stop feeding the imagined devil on my shoulder.
The ego’s fever dream never was. And I know with perfect certainty that my happy learning of that simple lesson is my journey back home.

Nothing Is As It Seems

Nothing Is As It Seems

We’re about to watch the fall of the false idols the world conditioned us to worship our whole life.
Are you ready for your thought system to be completely turned upside down?
Of course you’re not; no one ever is.
Do you really think you can tell the real from the pre-packaged illusion you bought into?
Nothing is as it seems.
If your foundation has been in this world, you’re about to go through the biggest shock of your life.
Grounding yourself in the flashy illusion of ego has always been the source of your suffering. It’s not the illusion itself, but your choice to believe and invest in it.
Don’t blame yourself. You did the best you could. You had the right intentions. Blame, guilt and regret are never the right answer.
Now it’s time to recalibrate your compass. Turn inward for the source of Truth and true strength because it can never come from outside of you anyway.
As you watch these false idols crumble, as the whole system implodes, can you watch what unravels as though you’re watching a movie? That’s a huge step toward divesting yourself from the prison of illusions.
2021 is the year of renewal. It may not look that way right now or in the next few weeks and months. But remember that renewal must be preceded by a collapse of some sort.
Do not fear.
Remember that nothing is as it seems.
This is a journey from darkness to light.
You are loved and taken care of more than you know.
Stay grounded in the light that you are.

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know

“Curving back within myself,
I create again and again.”
(Bhagavad Gita)
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Intuition will be your most important tool moving forward.
Do you believe everything you hear? Has true perception been blocked by layers upon layers of tightly held beliefs?
What is belief but a decision you made at some point in the past? That decision may have been appropriate then, but maybe it’s time to reassess your belief system.
Making a new decision now will significantly shelter you from suffering brought on by confusion, fear and cognitive dissonance.
If you ask: Whom can I trust when I get conflicting information?
I ask you to ask yourself what resonates with you. Not with your beliefs, but with you. Not with your ego, but with you. Not with your pride, but with you. Can you tell the difference?
Maybe it’s time to get still, to meditate, to pray, to leave the world and old beliefs aside for a while.
Because what’s a more reliable and reputable source of information than guidance from spirit, your true Self? Everything else is ultimately fake news.
INtuition
INsight
INtelligence
INner peace
All roads worth taking lead INward.
Be still and know.

Here I am, Lord

Here I am, Lord

No resolution, this year or any other year. Instead, complete devotion this day and every day to the One Who eternally lives in my heart, as I live in His.
Here I am, Lord.