Monday, October 10, 2016

The Connection


Recently I took a class by Tosha Silver, who teaches a technique in one of her classes to connect with the Divine, which includes closing your second chakra, and opening your fourth and sixth chakras.  I followed her instruction (anyone can learn to do this) and the below is the result of what I learned and continue to learn.  

I use the word "God" when speaking in regard to the Divine, however, am not tied to any titles or labels.  I also want to let you know before reading this, that I am simply sharing my vision.  I have no interest in debating religious viewpoints or proving a point.  I am no religious scholar, no judge, no expert in this field.  Just a human-being sharing a beautiful vision of inclusion and non-judgement.


Silently, during our morning meditation today, instead of doing the mantra as instructed, I asked God to show me what I need to be shown.  I had no idea what would happen, but it feels real and the more I think about it, it feels right.

God told me that the reason we can’t physically see him/her is because we can’t wrap our brains around how truly vast he/she is and what he/she truly looks like.

Every single thing in this universe is his/her creation.  I was shown people, animals, trees, planets, stars, suns, moons - everything is connected.  And that is what God, in actuality, is:  THE CONNECTION.

When we truly understand that and honor our planet, animals, other humans, ourselves and feel the connection, we feel God. 

In my meditation, God looked like webbing, or fine white threads that connected everything, whether we were aware of it or not.  This is how God is everywhere, in everything and infinite.

Nothing physical, nothing external, nothing internal ceases The Connection from existing.

No Judgement

How do we practice our Connection?  Thereby, how do we spend more time with God?

  • Acknowledge each other - every smile, handshake, hug, talk, shared laughter with another person puts you in Connection.
  • Play with our pets, nurture and appreciate wildlife.
  • Nurture a plant, grow a garden, plant a tree.
  • Look at the stars, sit under a full moon, bathe in the sun.
  • Swim in a lake or ocean.

Over time we realize, acknowledge and appreciate that all this is alive and connected, we feel the vibration of the Connection.  The vibration comes from natural things, however, nothing or no one can cease it from existing.

When someone dies, we feel the vibration.  It feels like it stops, but God tells me that the Connection is still there, but at a frequency that most humans are unable to detect.

Why do some people kill?  Wouldn’t killing others - whether it’s working at a slaughterhouse, or being a murderer kill your own connection, too?  

God said, no.  Nothing kills the connection.  Nothing.  No one.  The Connection is always there no matter what.

However, one must remember, said God, when my children feel, acknowledge and live in the Connection they are happier, more joyful and live more fully.

Pass It On

What do I do with this information?

Share it.  First write it down and share it with your husband, then share with your children and the rest of the family.  You will be shown who to share it with as the time comes.  God says this information is the key to understanding, and ultimately it’s the key to peace.

Who are all of these people/Gods we have followed through the ages?  Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Shiva, etc.?  

God said these are his messengers, and there are many messengers, some famous, some not.  And now, I am too a messenger.  I find that seriously hard to believe, I said.  But God insisted.  With the sharing of this information as instructed, I am a messenger and a servant for the greater good.  God said once I begin sharing my life will never be the same.  Yeah, I told him everyone will think I’m whacko.  However, whacko or not, I am grateful, because it just feels right.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Zendoodling: A First Attempt

Last week I was doing a search on mandalas, when the term "zendoodling" came up.  Creating a mandala from doodling.  Brilliant!

All you need to do is follow your heart.  Just draw what you feel. 

I saw a wonderful inspirational video, that perfectly showcases how this form of art is simple fun - and intimidating.:

During my research I found some fabulous, more sophisticated zendoodles on a site completely dedicated to the art form aptly called, ZenTangle.

This is my very first zendoodle, but I can already saw I am addicted.  I have been carrying my sketch pad with me everywhere, thinking about what my next step would be.  My newer works (that are not completed yet), are on a smaller sketch pad, so that won't get cropped in scanning and sharing.

I used the following tools:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daily Rituals - What's Yours?

Mr. Rogers swam daily and kept his weight at 143 pounds, because those are the numbers that align with the words "I love you". Gertrude Stein would sit in her parked car everyday and write poetry. President Barack Obama, starts every day at 6:45 am with a workout and no matter how long his work day is, he always stops to have dinner with his family. Daily Rituals.

As a long-time work at home mother, I have been very much about daily rituals. I wake at 5:15 and practice Kundalini Yoga with the sunrise as my only light. I follow that with a 30 minute meditation, then have a three fruit, green smoothy while sitting with my husband for his breakfast before we both head off to our work. This is daily ritual helps me to stay focused and balanced and ready to begin my day.

As comfortable and reassuring as daily rituals are, sometimes they get a little shaken - like mine are now. As welcoming as growth and the changes that I have in my life are, I am having to re-think my day. Re-design the work portion of my daily ritual.

My balancing act is now a little different with only one child remaining at home - and he is only here part-time - so I can focus on me. What a concept! Now I can write! I can run my business, be a leader in our Women on the Verge Community and garden. Wow!

Here's where I need your help, my sisters in business and life. What are your rituals? If you're a writer, how do you incorporate writing into everyday? How do you incorporate your passion into your daily living? What times of the day are you most creative and alive? The age old question asked to women since the beginning of time.: How do you do it?