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mr green

 

You know there’s this thing that’s happened to me more than a few times now that I keep getting surprised by and know I shouldn’t; “everything is the Universe’s canvas”.

I seem to forget that the Universe speaks to us in different ways, at different times and through different mediums.

I’ve definitely been guilty of thinking that a message of true meaning can only come from a transcendent meditation or a best seller from Oprah’s book club or a profound conversation with someone who appears to be “enlightened”. But, it’s really not solely the case. The Universe doesn’t give two hoots how it gets its message to you, it just wants to get it to you.

More often than not, we approach many situations without an openness to receive. We, sorta, unintentionally “judge a book by its cover”. And, not in a bad way, but in a way that closes us up a bit. It’s not that we do it on purpose; it’s just that we use a very narrow brush to paint our horizon. Whereas the Universe uses a brush the width of which has no bounds.

I know it’s happened to me before where, in a particular situation, the last thing I would expect would be to receive an impactful or heartfelt message. But, it happens. And, it happens again. It’s just the Universe painting our growth with broad brush strokes.

Now, it’s very very possible such a message was only meant for you. Or, it may be that the message was meant to be en masse. Or, it may even be that a bunch of people received it the same way but processed it differently. This is just the Universe doing what it does. And, it does the same from a goofy movie, a fortune cookie or off the back of a city bus just as well as it does from the Dalai Llama or Deepak Chopra. Now, the Dalai Llama and Deepak Chopra, through intention alone, probably have more of a chance at getting you with an insight than the 32 express does, but still. Both can bring meaning if we are open and ready to receive that meaning; if we want the Universe’s attention and we want to give it ours.

What I’m really learning is that the Universe just wants to communicate. It wants to put itself in front of you through the stuff that you put in front of yourself. I don’t want to say the Universe can’t call you up on the telephone, it could very well happen. But, I think it’s more likely that it wants you to show some trust in It by opening up your Heart to the way it knows how to communicate with you.

Maybe just like this?

Be Love.

 

 

 

 

i think therefore i am….am what?

We think too much.

I’m doing it right now as a matter of fact. I’m sitting here, in front of this keyboard, trying to ensure that the message I want to convey, is conveyed the way I think it should be rather than being more interested in conveying my message the way I feel it should be.

Many of the posts I’ve made here, apparent or not, have had their genesis as a result of some sort of what’s going on in my life. And, rightfully so. Rightfully so because what gets typed in these words isn’t something that is meant to be cerebral. There’s an element of that, sure, as there should be. But, it’s really meant to be emotive. There was a time that, more often than not, I approached this from an analytical position. I tried to ‘think’ of things to write about; ‘think’ of how to get a message across. What I found was that the posts that felt the most fulfilling were those that weren’t about the thinking, but about the feeling.

What’s here is really about creating a connection with myself and what is coming through me from my Heart. And, to not be afraid to share that. It is our minds, our over thinking, that makes us afraid. It’s easy to confuse the two; Heart vs mind. It’s easy to believe that, at those moments when we are about to share are true self, we doubt our Heart. When our true self wants to speak, that is something that originates in our Heart. And, it is something the mind opposes more adamantly than any other instance. Why? Because it believes it is not in control. It doesn’t like to not be in control. This is when the mind puts up its strongest persuasion.

When you experience a true part of your Heart coming through you, it is there because of the Universe. The Universe does not communicate with the mind. It communicates with your Heart. It channels its guidance and knowledge down to your Heart hoping that you will transfer that message up to your mind and allow you to carry it out. As beings trapped in the human condition, we misinterpret that the messages we should largely act upon originate in the mind, to then which we may push down into our Heart for further processing.

When that message of the Heart is coming up to flow out through the mind, the mind feels the force of the Universe behind it and has no choice but to try to exert an equal opposing force to silence it; so that it remains in control. So, when we ‘think’ we are feeling those fearful moments about sharing what we really have inside, what that is, is us feeling the threatened response of the mind. We’re not feeling the fear of our Heart (an impossibility, actually), we are experiencing the fear of the mind. We then easily associate the fear with our Heart rather than with that of the mind and its attempt at maintaining control.

I think I feel that we are who we really are when we act as conduits of our Heart. No one ever hears a story about how someone trusted their mind or relied on how their mind felt. Know why? Because those moments never led to anything beautiful enough to share. It’s “follow your Heart” and not “follow your mind” for a reason. The more seconds we waste in those moments when our Heart is trying to speak, the more we silence the power of the Universe coming to us and coming through us in whatever medium it chooses to. What remains constant is that it always comes to us to give through the Heart or to be received by us to take into our Heart.

I really think you should feel your way through the next one. 😉

Be Love.

 

 

a conversation

And, there came a knock.

“Hello?” was the reply, with just barely enough intonation to seem as though it was actually a question.

The knock came again.

“Who is it?”; a different question this time. But, the same question that had been asked many times before, to the very same knock many times before.

“It’s me!”, was the response, in keeping with the transparent, but understandable, charade.

“Why are you here again?”; the voice asked, with just barely enough intonation to seem as though it wasn’t actually a question.

“I never left. Do you want me to go?” knowing what the answer would be.

“No. It’s not that” the voice said, not truly wanting to be left alone.

“What is it, then?” the other voice asked, knowing full well the answer that would come.

“I don’t know what you want from me”, knowing full well that wasn’t really the answer.

“I don’t want anything from you. I never have. That’s not how this works” came the gentle response.

“Well then I don’t know how it works” said the voice not with frustration but with a masked sense of fragility.

“I just want you to let me in” the other voice replied apathetically but with a calm sense of confidence. “But, I know why you don’t want to”.

“I don’t know how I could after what you did to me” the masked fragility now over shadowed by a hesitant uncertain contempt.

“You know that it wasn’t me. I know you know that it wasn’t me” was the still, compassionate assuage. “That’s not who I am. It’s not me. It’s not you either” said the other voice.

“Yes well, I’m pretty sure I can just do this on my own. It’s been like this for awhile now and it’s fine. It’s ok” came the response, absent of any truthful conviction to it.

“You could. You totally could. It’s just that I won’t go away. Not because I think I know what’s best for you, but because I know you really don’t want me to” the other voice said, standing its supportive ground.

“I just….I don’t think it’s going to happen. It hasn’t worked in the past and I can’t see it happening now. So, maybe you should just go” said the voice hoping, and knowing, the other voice wouldn’t keep on with the transparent, but understandable, charade.

“I want to be honest with you” said the other voice. “I’ve, actually, always been honest with you. The past? That wasn’t really me. It may have seemed like it was, but it wasn’t. We weren’t really actually doing it together. You never really let me in. I mean, I wouldn’t still be out here if you had, right?” hoping the attempt at compassionate logic would be more than just audible.

Silence.

“I know you’re unsure. I know you’re hurt. I know you’re a bunch of things that you never expected to be. I know you think it’s my fault and I’m ok with that. I’ve been here before. I can take it as many times as is necessary. You can trust me. I know exactly what to do so that you don’t have to. I’ve never been scared. I’ve never been hurt. I, actually, can’t be anything except what I am.”

More silence.

“Why don’t we just try it? I promise we’ll think about what we need to do, but we can’t overthink things. We’ll be cautious, but I’ll make us a lot more courageous. I’ll do all the work so you won’t have to do anything. Like I said, I’ve been here before. It’s what I do. And, I’m really good at it.”

The voice on the other side was closer now, but was also quieter, “I’m scared”.

“It’s because I’m not there with you” was the whisper back.

When the Heart reached over to let Love in, it realized there was actually nothing standing in the way. It realized that it just needed to let go.

Be Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that’s one way to do it

“Everything in life is a vibration” – Albert Einstein

The great part about when science meets spirituality is that, for those who need it, science provides spirituality a degree of credibility. It provides something tangible to the, widely-believed, intangible. Science, for the most part, is measurable via instruments, gadgets and all sorts of doo-dads. Spirituality, for the most part, is not. Bridging the gap between the two is what merges fact with faith. And, although faith should always precede fact for the mere reason that faith is what begets fact, we usually seem to get it backwards.

Everything in life is a vibration. Your world is an ocean of energy. Inanimate objects, colours, sounds, foods, you name it. And yes, You, too! Right down to each of your individual cells.

Whether conscious of it or not, we are all in a constant state of vibration. From the perspective of actual theory, it makes no difference whether you are aware of how it works or not, like gravity. Or, even if you know such a phenomenon exists. You will feel your frequency; you will feel up, you will feel down, you will feel sideways and everything in between. As a vibrational entity, your state of being is defined by that of the frequency at which you operate at as well as the frequencies that you bring into your life.

Often as we experience these different states, there is no inclination to correlate the effect to a cause, at least, not at a level that seems to be undetectable. Usually, we just pick out the easiest thing we can “see” instead of going deeper. Deeper to a level which appears to be imperceptible, but is actually not. Vibrations and frequencies are not imperceptible. ‘Tuning in’ to identify the infinite waves of vibration and frequency that surround our daily lives only better equip us to align ourselves with those frequencies that bring us to a higher state of being.

Have you ever recognized an instance where, say, you’ve entered a room and all of sudden felt glum? That’s tuning in. Ever listened to a song and noticed you felt more upbeat than you did just a few moments before? That’s tuning in. Ever had a moment of inconsideration and were able to link it to your feeling of guilt? That’s tuning in. These ‘tuning in’ moments happen every second of the day. For the person that is receptive and conscious of the effects of vibration and frequency, these moments are readily recognizable. Granted, some register louder than others, but there is impact to them all. That of which is your state of being is constantly shifting to adapt.

The shifts occur in all directions and, in fact, can often be in disguise. There are definitely some universalities to this as much as there are individualities. The news (most news), substance abuse, anger, fear – these are all universal in that they lower your vibrational state. Hugs, sunshine, meditation and Love?! All universal in raising your vibrational state. Universal vibrational shifters are usually pretty easy to spot. They are sort of what you think they are. At the same time, there are some that act in disguise; seem higher but are lower; seem lower but are higher. Drug and alcohol abuse is an easy example; they can temporarily make us feel uplifted or supported, but in fact do the opposite. Sharing emotional feelings or past traumatic experiences can seem to bring us down or cause pain, but can actually help to raise our true frequency at its core. There are many of these that we engage in or don’t engage in unbeknownst to the long term detriments or benefits they have on our life.

There are also very individualistic vibrational influencers. Often, people encounter these with foods, sounds or colours, to name a few.

Not only do vibrational frequencies impact our mental and emotion being, degrees of vibration affect our health and energy. When your body or part of your body becomes stressed or suffers an ailment, it is because there is no longer the production of the correct frequency from that source. After going through a mental or emotionally stressful period, often a downgrade in our physical health soon follows – something I’m sure most of us have experienced. It is a product of a compromise to your vibrational well being emanating into an external, physical form.

Vibrational state is the science behind your spirit. Each day, the experiences we have, the people we share company with, the topics we speak about, the way we take care of our body, the decisions we make, all determine our vibrational state. Our vibrational state, then, determines how we fare mentally, emotionally, physically and, of course, spiritually. It’s the old, “garbage in, garbage out” idiom. Only, in this application, it applies to, really, our integral composition. When we don’t have the strength to overcome, with our own vibration, those frequencies operating lower than us, we sink to that lower level. The more we choose those surroundings, the more our vibration will align with that of the surroundings, becoming our own baseline measurement. Similarly, by surrounding ourselves with those sources emitting a higher vibration, we too will mirror those frequencies; becoming stronger, more energetic and healing ourselves.

And, where do we find the highest vibration? Love, of course. We find it in real manifestations of Love – the beauty of nature, an expression of creativity, the people that truly care about us and those that we truly care about. Allowing Love in and allowing Love out will transform your frequency. Not simply at that temporary moment, but as true, lasting transformation. When you genuinely expand your Heart, it can never go back.

Be Love.