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i think someone stole my password!

So, I was speaking to your Heart today. Yesterday, too. Oh, you didn’t know? Actually, we talk a lot. Probably every day, I’d guess. And, I have to say, there is a lot going on in there.

Huh. You didn’t know, hey? Truthfully, I can’t say as I’m too too surprised you didn’t know. I wouldn’t say most people don’t know that I speak to their Heart, but pretty close to most people don’t know. I mean, it does make me smile a bit, on account of how close I am with your Heart. But, it’s ok. It doesn’t bother me. I get why you don’t know. Don’t worry, it’s not like I’m going to stop anytime soon. Promise.

What do we talk about? Gosh, everything. Yeah. I’d say pretty much everything. I see that look on your face; you don’t have to be spooked that I know so much. I never talk about it with anyone else. Just your Heart.

Truth be told, you might be pretty surprised how similar the conversations are that I have. Like, it kinda doesn’t really matter whose Heart I happen to be speaking with, the stories are really a lot alike. Doesn’t matter from where, how old, man or woman, how rich or poor; I guess it’s because the Heart doesn’t see, it just feels. That was definitely something I learned along the way. I learn a lot, actually. I think both me and your Heart learn a lot every time we speak. And, like I said, we speak all the time.

Umm, the reason I wanted to share this with you is to help you. To let you know that I’m there for your Heart. I’ve always been there for your Heart. No matter what. Even if you didn’t know that I was close to your Heart. Or, maybe you kinda knew, like, you felt it sometimes but maybe didn’t know what it was. That was us; me and your Heart. We’re usually just trying to get your attention.

Why are we trying to get your attention? Oh. Pretty simple, I think. You need our help. We just want to help. We have a lot to give. Infinitely a lot to give, actually. Like, til forever. And, we don’t want anything in return. It just makes us really happy when you listen to us. That’s way more than enough for us. But, it’s ok when you ignore us, too. We’re not going anywhere.

Listen, not to sound like a couple of know-it-alls, but your Heart and I have the skinny on everything about you. In a manner of speaking, a pretty important part of our job to know all that stuff. What makes us chuckle is when you don’t really let us do our job. Oh oh, the reason it makes us chuckle is because you gave us this job. Mind kinda blown? Then we’re right on track. Side note – if we had it a bit more our way, we’d move that mind of yours a little more further to the middle of bus and ask it to be a bit more quiet.

We know not everything isn’t so copacetic. Heck, we know that a fair amount of things aren’t so copacetic. Like I mentioned, most people have a lot of the same stories. We, definitely, don’t downplay any of it because we Love everyone; we really do. We know that what’s going on for you, is what’s going on for YOU, regardless of what’s going on for anyone else. But, believe you us, I can tell you lots of people didn’t expect their lives to be where they are right now. Lots of people didn’t expect to have gone through the pain they’ve gone through. Lots of people didn’t expect to feel as uncertain about themselves right now. But, I tell you with certainty, your Heart and I, we care about you more than you could ever know. Same with the next person and the next person and the next person.

Thing is, like I was saying, for this all to really work out, you need to let us do our job. You did give it to us, after all. Not to sound totally arrogant, but it’s really in your best interest to let us do what we do. I say with no reservations, nothing is more powerful than me and your Heart. And, by “more powerful”, I mean more compassionate, more caring and more Loving. I don’t say that because we’re full of ourselves, it’s because we’re full of you. We’ve done this a lot and we just keep getting stronger. We’ve been here before. And, we’re going to be here after.

It’s just….you have to let go a bit. You have to let us have a bit more control. I know that scares you (your Heart and I talk about it all the time), but that’s really the deal. You have to let us do our job. The challenge is that most people think it’s all about them. And, it is. But, it’s really all about us. How it works in your favour is that we’re all about you. Does that make sense? Like, we just want you to have everything you ever dreamed of. And, we know you want that, too. But the thing is, we’ve got way more pull than you. So, let us do the pulling instead of pushing us away.

I’m really getting long-winded here; the[heart]movement is gonna be cheesed with me. I just want you to know that I’m here for you. Your Heart is here for you, too. Open up to us a bit more when you can. Listen to us a bit more when you can. I promise we’re not going to steer you in the wrong direction. And, eventually, when you let us take the wheel, you’re going to really enjoy the ride. We’ve got you, all the way.

Your truly (really truly). Lots of Love.

The Universe

Be Love

 

 

 

 

leg or breast?

I was having a conversation with a colleague this past week about what it is to live from the Heart. And, by ‘conversation’, I kinda mean I may have been on a soapbox and they may have been just looking at me sideways. Well, kinda sideways.

What I learned from that soapbox is this; there’s no real way to explain how to live from your Heart.

It’s a practice that’s infinite. To contextualize living from the Heart would be like writing a manual for every single scenario you could ever encounter in life. Who could even write all of that? And, gosh, who would even read all of it?

Living from your Heart is all feeling. Example (we’ve all done this one); you need to address some open-ended matter in your life. You’ve played out the scenario a dozen times in your head before you’ve gone in and you figured you’ve got your side down pat. You’ve rehearsed it, you’ve written it down, maybe you even tried to Google it? You are “prepared”. But then, as soon as you’re actually in the situation, all goes to shit. Not ‘shit’ in necessarily a bad way, just in the way that nothing really went as you thought you’d planned out.

Why? Because nine times out of nine, when we try to plan things of the Heart, we do it with our head. And, when you don’t use the right tools for the right job, you’re probably not going to build what you’d intended. It’d be like training for a marathon by reading books about running. It just doesn’t work that way. You want to be a runner? Run! Feel the pavement under your feet, feel the strain in your muscles and feel the air in your chest.

Living from the Heart is no different; you have to feel it. And, in truth, it takes a lot of practice. Step one is to just introduce the thought of it into your Heart. From there on out, it’s school. Without doubt, you’re going to get it wrong along the way. How you’ll know? You’ll feel shitty about whatever it is; you’ll feel shitty about yourself – like, you’ll know you could have done better. Guilt can be a great barometer, but only if you promise yourself not to hang onto it. Screw up, acknowledge it, forgive yourself and move on to the next one. Lather, rinse, repeat. “When you “lose”, don’t lose the lesson”, as the shampoo-less Dalai Lama would guide.

The other challenge is the fear. There’s a lot of fear that goes with this philosophy of life. You will be an odd duck doing this kind of thing. People won’t necessarily call you weird, but they may think it. Not that it mattered, but I learned that someone I knew called this website “stupid”. And hey, maybe it is? For that person, it was stupid and that’s ok. For a brief moment, I thought they were stupid. I think I’m decently past the fear; for the most part. There are, for shoer, times when I retreat into my shell because of it or times where I try to use my head for a task that clearly needs my Heart. But to say I’ve got this all figured out would be the biggest lie I could tell myself. I don’t have it figured out. But, I’m trying.

And, that’s really what you do; you try. I don’t think anyone can tell anyone else how to do this. You just have to give it a go. And then give it another go. And then another. Until it becomes second nature to keep doing it no matter how many times you stumble or feel scared or get made fun of or don’t fit in. When you start to get that feeling that you’re fitting in with yourself, that you’re fitting in with who you really are, you know you’re on the right path.

You’re a good person. No one was put here to not be a good person. So, quit being a big chicken and strut your stuff. J

Be Love.

 

 

 

stupid Jerry Maguire actually had something there :)

There’s not a whole lot I know for sure. But, this I do:

Love will complete your life.

The Universe does two things; it supports your evolution and it will let you choose. The reason this is our reality here is exactly because of Love. Our lives are an all-encompassing, never-ending opportunity for Love. It is what your growth, my growth, everyone’s growth is. This growth is a not a given. It is, as the Universe intends, a choice.

Sure, everyone will undergo a little bit of evolution simply as a function of being alive. It’s a product of the experiences you have. We go through life, experience upon experience upon experience – that is the Universe supporting your evolution. Integral to that support, is what you want to do with it. What decision you want to make about the experiences you are given.

The ability to choose your evolution into Love is what makes it so powerful, so meaningful. Anything that comes as an automatic or without option just can’t have the same impact. Choosing Love is what invariably makes you bigger.

Do we come into this world as Love? Yes. Is that the path we all take? No. There is ethereal element of your being that is Love. It will always be Love no matter what. It is, in effect, the ever-open doorway that enables you have the choice to take a path of Love through your Earthly life; to bridge the gap toward your higher self. And, it is a function of the experience you bring into your life and what it does to you and what you want to do with it.

Understanding that Love will complete your life is as much an end as it is a beginning. It is end to the place that you were in; it is a transition from one level of your being to a higher one. What was important will be no longer. What provided meaning will now be fleeting. It’s not that you necessarily change, it’s that you make the decision to become bigger. You experience growth by growing from experience. By making this choice, you acknowledge that your real self is the self that wants to give its Heart to Love.

And, as there is an end, there is a beginning. The beginning of a higher place of being. The beginning of the bigger version of you. The beginning to share Love, unconditionally, and have Love shared with you. It is the ultimate beginning.

Love will complete your life. You are only stronger for it. Sharing the true Love of your Heart carries the greatest strength for it is what the Universe supports in you. There is nothing more powerful. There is no greater meaning. To feel the connection from this Love is the experience of the Universe. And, the Universe is the biggest thing ever, which makes Love, also, the biggest thing ever.

Love big.

Be Love.

thankshearting

I give thanks to my Heart.

I give thanks to this part of my being and my soul, no bigger than my fist, that possesses more power than the strongest locomotive, more volume than the loudest clap of thunder, more resilience than the sun that climbs into the sky every day and more light than the brightest star in the galaxy.

I give thanks that my Heart carries me when I need it, bears the burden for others when their own cannot and is forever open to those it is connected to.

I give thanks that my Heart receives the tough times in life not as challenges that have befallen me but as challenges to better me. I am grateful that my Heart receives these challenges as opportunities to prove to myself how big it is.

I give thanks that my Heart receives the great times in life not as individual victories for just me but also as a victory to share with the Hearts that I hold in mine.

I give thanks that my Heart knows who I truly am even when I don’t. I give thanks that it guides me down my true path of Love in those times that I falter; in those times when my eyes do not see what my Heart does.

I give thanks that my Heart desires to be full not for itself but to fill those which are dear to it.

I give thanks that my Heart is strong but gentle.

I am grateful that my Heart knows no boundaries. I am grateful that it knows I can be better and bigger than each day before the last and that my growth is only governed by the days in the Universe.

I give thanks that my Heart feels compassion.

I give thanks that my Heart believes in me. I give thanks that even when I don’t believe in myself it is there telling me to trust it and that for those uncertainties I don’t understand, it does. It will guide me through.

I give thanks that my Heart knows what is real. I give thanks that it knows what Love is.

I give thanks to my Heart.

Be Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

cheaters never win….or do they?

“You do not lose your demons, but rather you learn to live above them.”

Our physical reality operates in balance – day, night; loud, quiet; hot, cold; good and evil. It is a reflection of everything.

Who you are, that which makes you, You, is also an expression of this balance. Your physical reality strives to maintain its equilibrium. It knows only those parameters and how to operate within them. In a Universe that only supports your ever-awakening consciousness, what sense does it make to have this constant regression to the mean to contend with; to have both that which you want and that which you don’t want in your life?

Conceptually, the goal is to manifest a life of peace and joy – both from within outward and from out inward. Your physical self will always exist in an environment of balance. The physical shell you inhabit, even that which encompasses a multitude of beauty; kindness, compassion, love; will still play by the rules of balance. When you start to bend the rules, that is, when you stop relying upon your physical self to defeat your demons and start trusting in your higher self, is when you learn to live above those demons.

Subscribing to a pick-and-choose philosophy, your physical self needs the challenges we experience throughout life; it is part of the maintenance of balance – the parameters it subscribes to. It’s, perhaps, counterintuitive, but only if viewed from a perspective of physical reality, and only physical reality.

Your higher self needs those demons, too. For reason that, without experiencing the demons in the physical realm, we may never seek out our higher being. Stepping outside of your self is what acts to silence the demons. Challenging their physical existence with the very same physical existence, by that I mean, the age old ‘good versus evil’ doesn’t really solve anything. Just because you shout louder than someone else that’s already shouting, doesn’t get rid of their shouting, does it? Challenging the existence of those demons with something that doesn’t operate on the same plane of existence is what truly quiets all which is not You.

Your higher self operates on an advanced frequency relative to that which you experience in your physical life. The solution is not to bring the higher frequency down to the lower frequency, but rather to bring the lower frequency up to the higher one. It is where it cannot exist.

We can all experience and master the kindness and compassion and love defined by this physical world; all incredibly beautiful and integral to the evolution of who we are. But, when you call upon the kindness and compassion and Love from the higher version of you, is when the demons are silenced. It is when you have learned to live above them.

Your physical self needs your higher self; they are intertwined. But, your higher self doesn’t operate on balance; it does not subscribe to the parameters of equilibrium and so it can cheat in the physical world; it can bend the rules. It exists on a plane that supercedes what we know to be here. And, it is always available to you. It is available to you by connecting with it; by developing a relationship with your Heart, by channeling it through meditation, communicating through the medium of prayer – there is no finite list of how to access your higher being.

You are always your higher self; it is always a resource for all that you encounter in this physical realm. Accessing it will only strengthen the presence of light and Love that you represent in this plane; it will strengthen your ability to live beyond the parameters established in this physical space. After all, like they say, “’rules were made to be broken”.

Be Love.

keep calm and save the earth

It’s really not that hard you know, to change the world.

It is, to understand that you can’t really change the world. It’s a bit ambitious, don’t you think? I mean, the Earth is 40,075 kilometres around, after all. That’d be a heck of a lot of Ubers.

The world you can change isn’t actually THE world, it’s YOUR world. THE world, the 40,075 kilometre world, is probably something you may know little about. Or, maybe you know a lot. YOUR world, on the other hand, is the world you know everything about. It’s the life you live every day.

If you’d ever aspired to change the world, I’d have to ask, “where would you begin?” Four minutes in front of the television or a social media feed would give you enough fodder to potentially resign to failure before even starting. It’s just too much; too much to absorb, to much to digest, too much we don’t know about. It’s just too much from head to toe. But, your world; your world will always be whatever the amount is that you can handle at the time.

There will be times when a missing sock will make you feel like you can’t win at anything. And, there will times when you’ll feel as though you could climb Mount Everest in flip flops and Bermuda shorts. With a Volkswagen on your back. Either way, VW or not, it is your world to change.

I think, for most of us, we are able to say that there are things we can change; that there are things we should change. But, what to change? It is a relative word, change. What might be such for one person won’t be for another.

Your Heart.

We talk about Heart here a lot; there’s a reason for it. Your Heart isn’t wrong. Like, really, truly, what’s in your Heart isn’t wrong. It can’t be wrong. We can be wrong, but our Heart can’t. And so, how do we differentiate between the two? By forming a bond with your Heart; a relationship.

Seem like it doesn’t make that much sense, right? I mean, I get it, it’s inside of your body. Shouldn’t you inherently have a bond with it? It makes everything work. Without it, you’d be in the morgue. So, doesn’t that mean you have a bond with it? No. A relationship with your Heart doesn’t happen out of default. It’s not simply a given based upon a physical connection and presence. I couldn’t imagine those that do terrible acts against fellow man, are damaging in their daily lives or are simply just inconsiderate could have a meaningful relationship with their Heart? It couldn’t tie together. It’s not that any of those people are bad, it’s just that they haven’t learned to communicate with what’s really inside.

So, how do you do it? How do you cultivate that relationship? You listen. You feel. You recognize what your Heart really resonates with, and you silence the noise. You speak with your Heart. It’s not just a pump for your body; it’s your mind, your soul, your guide.

No one can tell you what to change. You have to tell you. You have to build that relationship with your guide, your Heart, to feel what it is that will fill you. Your Heart is always there for you. It wants to be there for you. It is meant to be there for you.

Don’t change the world, just change your world.

Be Love.

 

 

 

going up.

Your Heart can only go higher.

For all of us, the movement toward who we really are is founded in experience. Every part of our growth and evolution is established upon what we encounter in our lives. The things we navigate through, whether they be “positive” or “negative” only act to broaden us, not narrow who are. And, who we are, all of us, is Love.

My Heart doesn’t allow me to believe any of us were put here to be anything but Love. That being said, I can believe that we all don’t unlock the Love within ourselves. The experiences we have, the emotions we feel, the willingness to recognize and bring it from the inside to the outside, is what moves us to that higher place of evolution; to that higher place of Love.

Your Heart is always evolving; it’s always taking in, processing and giving out Love. Bigger and bigger Love, like a snowball rolling down a hill. The challenge is that it’s a matter of if your physical self wants to take what’s on the inside and bring it to the outside. It’s like a great song on the radio; that song is going to play whether or not you have the radio turned on or tuned in or are even listening. If it’s off, you’ll get nothing. But, if you choose to turn that music on, if you choose to hear what it is, it will be all around you.

Real Love, the kind you know is so true and so authentic in your Heart, can only move you up. And, you will know what kind of Love that is when it comes into your life and you’re tuned in. You may not be able to put it into words, or it may be something that feels new; but it’s not. It’s what’s always been there. You were just never at that spot or had that experience that helped you to unlock it until now. And, how will you know when you’ve unlocked it? It will fill your Heart; it will feel like it’s impossible to not have it there.

You can only go higher. The Love in your Heart doesn’t have the ability to regress. It doesn’t work like that; it’s not in the business of going backwards. A comparison I can draw to is what I’ve experienced with my journey into consciousness and awareness and the Universe; the more I bring it into my life, the more I broaden myself, the fuller I become. And, I can’t go back. I’m not supposed to go back.

It is this same evolution as what I’ve experienced with the Love that has been brought into my life. For me, it is a Love that I want to share. It is a Love that makes me realize that, although I am my Universe and my Universe is me, it is such a bigger Universe to have a beautiful person and a family to share it with. This won’t be the same for everyone. But, that’s what it is for me. It is real Love because I know it is a part of the better version of who I am. It is the person the Universe is helping me to be. It is the person that I’m helping me to be.

Be Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

perfectly imperfect

 

We all need a little bit of type A in us.

The drive to be better is not automatic in everyone. And, when that competitive drive does hit us, it’s usually to get more of something; success, accolades, money, the win – the easy stuff, call it.

Competition doesn’t seem as though it fits into making the world a better place, at least not from the perspective of Love, peace, understanding and harmony. Unless, maybe, we’re not choosing the correct rival?

As a human being in this world, fallible til your transcendence of this earthly place, you are your best and most relevant comparison. There’s no one else like you, inside and out, so why look anywhere but to you? Why compare to the magazine cover, the hero, the beefcake lifting weights beside you or your neighbour down the street?

The only true gauge of progress is to measure a consistent subject. You versus anyone but you offers nothing more than a barometer of irrelevant output. The one true way to assess your improvement, progress or evolution is against the person you were the day before, the month before or the year before.

The philosophical juxtaposition to that of the beauty of the human being says that imperfection is that which makes you perfect. I mean, flip through any quote-of-the-day desk calendar and I’m sure you’ll come across the one that says, “perfectly imperfect”. True. But, it’s just the beginning.

The beauty of life is that its imperfection allows us to conjure up and strive for perfection, for beauty. It’s never set as to what it should be. It allows for an endless opportunity to do, to think, to act in a way you did not or even realized you could, the day before.

The first marathon training session that you didn’t run nearly as far as you had planned is not to feel bad of yourself, it’s to recognize that past-you is helping you get to a better future-you. When you act in a way that did not show kindness to yourself or your fellow man, it’s not to persecute yourself but to recognize that past-you has shown you a way for future-you to be a more considerate person. When your words have hurt rather than helped, the guilt is not to be held onto to punish yourself, it’s to thank past-you for guiding future-you to act with compassion, calmness and from the heart in the attainment of a better version of one’s self.

As much as a certain competitive nature is needed to find the more that is inside of you, past-you isn’t an adversary of future-you. Past-you is an ally of future-you. And, both need Love for this to work.

The Universe wants you to keep adding to your beauty; it wants you to be an ever-expanding version of you. It requires the self-awareness to identify where you’ve gone astray, self-forgiveness to acknowledge and appreciate the lesson you’ve been shown and self-Love to nurture the evolution of past-you into future-you.

The beauty of imperfection is not how it makes each and every one of us individually perfect. The beauty of imperfection is that you’ll never be perfect but rather that you can always reach further and work harder to be more patient, to be more compassionate, to be more Love – all of which have no limits.

The Universe doesn’t want you to be perfect because then you’d have no reason to keep finding the better the version of you. But, it definitely Loves you just the way you are – any way that you are.

Be more.

Be Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lions and scarecrows and tin men, oh my

The challenge with life is that it doesn’t tell you what it’s doing or why it’s doing it.

I have to believe we all know the feeling. If you haven’t said, “why is this happening to me?” at some point in your life, well then you should either write a book or let me be the first to say ‘welcome to Earth’, you must be new here.

The “challenge” is two-fold. One; we’re way too nosey of a species and two; desire for control, also know as ‘lack of faith’.

I’ll let you self-assess the concept of being nosey based upon this question – how much social media do you engage in and how much of it expands your mind or brightens your heart or makes you a better person? And really, social media is fine. It’s just a question of where you’re putting your time and energy – both being extremely important resources.

The second one is really the hook; and it’s definitely a tough one. Without doubt, it impacts some of us more than others. The truth is that desire for control is not really you; it’s not really what your Heart is after.

Control narrows you; it restricts your options. Both control and faith are earthly concepts. One is bound by the parameters of your human-ness, the other just isn’t. When we try to harness control, we limit our faith; one of those inverse type relationships, for all the math-y sorts out there.

Our human brain wants to tell us that control is what will guide us to the desired destination. It’s an intuitive theory, really; see the goal, get yourself to the goal. But, control is rarely accompanied by faith. The reason being; the appearance of self-reliance. And hey, control and self-reliance and important. There’s a lot of places in life that control and self-reliance are the ticket. I’m not saying that faith can’t manifest things to eat in your refrigerator, but you’re probably just better off to take control and go to the grocery store.

The challenge is that when we really tune into control, we really start to tune out faith. And, when it comes to the big stuff in life, faith is the guide you want. Control minimizes your options. It labels what you want your outcome to be. In the event the outcome doesn’t reflect what you thought your control would produce, we usually put the ‘failure’ tag on it. And, as soon you introduce the word ‘failure’ to something, it’ll usually illicit a response of defeat from your being. It sort of stops you in your tracks.

Faith is where you give yourself more of a chance. Now, it’s definitely not guaranteed but it’s less restrictive. Its address is still that of an earthly residence, but it begins to tap into your soul. Faith is the connection we need to establish between who are here, in these shoes, and who we are there, in the Universe. Setting your goal and destination is a key component to whatever it is that you’re trying to accomplish. The journey, however, is to always broaden your Heart and consciousness.

In its essence, faith is actually a more powerful form of control because it removes the stress you place on yourself and your human limitations. It’s scarier, yes. But, eventually will become more comforting once the realization is adopted that you’re no longer just relying upon yourself but rather calling on the entire the Universe to give you a hand.

It’s your only way to true stardom.

Be Love.