Sunday, May 26, 2013



Since we do not have enough information to determine through thought what is our best course of action, we can rely on our intuition.  Intuition is information from Universal Spirit.  It is sometimes difficult to tell what is intuition and what is arising from our programmed ego.  Since intuition is from our divine nature, it will always come from a  place of peace, love and joy.  Thoughts from ego will often make us feel agitated, tight and self righteous.

When we are still, we can tune into Divine Energy.  It could be a voice or it could be an urge to take a certain action.  Our bodies help us indicate what is true inspiration.  One course of action will make our bodies feel relaxed and expansive.  Thoughts and cravings from the ego make our bodies feel tight and restrictive.

The chatter of our unconscious stream of thoughts can make it very difficult to tune into our intuition.  That is why meditating or being in nature is so useful to recharge our batteries and allow us to hear the subtle messages that our constantly being transmitted to us.  All we have to do is listen.

Let's be open to Universal guidance.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Stony Batter, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

We act as if the universe is out to get us.  We are anxious and depressed and blame it on circumstances outside of ourselves.  We believe that the world is driven by negative impulses and random events.  Our desires are rarely fulfilled, and, when they are, the satisfaction is hollow and short-lived.

There is only one solution to this dilemma:  spiritual awakening.

It is our desire and expectations which cause our unhappiness and despair.  We suffer because we believe things should be different than they are.  It is only through acceptance and allowing everything to be as it is that we can experience the peace, love and joy which is our very nature.  That does not mean that we do not take steps to change our circumstances if they are not fulfilling.  Indeed, true change can only come with acceptance.  Once we accept that things are just as they are, we can begin to effectuate changes.

We think we know what will make us happy.  We think we know what will make us fulfilled.  We want material things, relationships and status because we believe that when we have those things, we will be happy.  It is the thinking and the wanting that create our suffering.

The Universe is as benevolent as we allow it to be.  We do not have enough information to know what will truly make us fulfilled.  Our dream job could turn into our worst nightmare.  Often, getting fired or becoming ill allows us to experience growth and fulfillment.

If we give up our desires and expectations, and allow the Universe (otherwise known as God) to lead us, we will find our life's purpose and our lives will unfold in ways beyond what we can imagine.  As we turn towards the Universe, the Universe turns in our direction.  The Universal Spirit will never intrude in our lives unless we ask it to by opening ourselves up to it.

Let's surrender to life just as it is..