July 28, 2009

There are no blessings in life, life IS a blessing

There are no blessings in life, life IS a blessing. Every word says it all. Life , indeed, IS a blessing. A most beautiful, precious, and unrecognized blessing. It is a blessing even when it seems that the world is up side down. It is a blessing, when it seems that the hurricane diminished all. It is a blessing then the most loved one parts. It is a blessing when it seems that there is no darker place on earth. It IS. Because the blissful moment of creation of life is filled with Divine joy. Because in seemingly chaos the clutter washes out. Because in the upside down world one is able to see the most important things clearly. And because in the moment of darkness even the dimmest light is the brightest. Life is a blessing and joy. The Blessing Gifted to One. To Live. To Breath. To Discover. To Partake. To Enjoy. To Create. 

July 19, 2009

If Just a little bit more thoughtful...

Moving makes one see people in a whole other light. Moving SALE adds a whole other dimension to it. You see people's true cores coming through. You see cheapskates, shopoholics, window shoppers, barganners and more. Sales like that always attract all sorts of crowd, all of them looking for a good deal. Yet, I was always astonished at an absolutely egocentric characters that think it is acceptable to stuff a bag full of nearly new things worth of $200 on CLEARANCE and then wanting to purchase it for less then $10. I am not sure if it is the lack of thought or overabundance of such, however , the end result is the same when I am the judge : NO. Why? Because I believe in helping those that need help. I have a hard time believing that a person that is wearing $170 True Religions, and strategically stuffing the bag with NEW shirts does not have $20 to pay for 10 of them, when only a single ONE costs over $20. Submitting to such person's desires would not be help, quite an opposite, actually, since that person , obviously , thinking about no one but self. And reasoning of a kind "well, if you sell it to me, you'll at least get $10, otherwise you get nothing." does not work with me and never will.  I would rather not sell the item at all. Why again? Because ...I believe in helping others. And no matter what the sale brings, a portion of it always goes to charity simply because I believe in good.  And so... whatever doesn't sell, will go to a donation as well. Crazy? If I could have some money , why give it away for free? Because donation is to THOSE that truly need it , that do not have the sources to buy it. They are the kind that come to the yard sale and buy ONE shirt , and don't ask to lower the price. I'd rather give it to them for FREE , to help in any way I can, and hopefully , brighten the life of that person a bit, rather then safe more money for those that already are looking at the world through the wrong glasses. Noone likes to find oneself in a difficult situation. If just a little bit more thoughtful, we cared for others more then for selves, the world would be such a wonderful place. 
Well, and then there is one "little" factor. People seem to not understand the purpose of the MOVING sale. It is not a "YARD" of a "GARAGE" one where people are getting rid of EXTRA stuff they DON"T need. MOVING sale often occurs because people CANNOT TAKE -for whatever reason - what they NEED. So SELL here and BUY replacement there, is the often motto for very long distance moving on a short time notice. So, HOW can one buy ANY chair at the destination, if the price offered for the amazing one at the selling point is not enough to cover even a BOLT of a regular chair? Food for thought and , hopefully, digestion. 

And on that note, I extend a very warm and special "thank you", for my extended family for not leaving my dearest husband and being so willing to help, and being oh-so-very-helpful. Thank you from our hearts. I know the move is hard on you and unexpectedly expected, and double thank you for support and love. 

July 12, 2009

FInding Life and Coming Home

As time is passing day by day, I am learning more and more who we really are. This year was a true year of changes. There is a , what "they" call it, a superstition : how one greets the new year, one will live that year. We've lived to prove it true. Just as wonderful and unusual was our New Year celebration, now is our life. 

If there is one thing that I've learned so far, it is the depth and layers of a simple phrase : " Accept yourself, be yourself". Being a true self, that seems to be so simple and easy , yet it is one of the most difficult things to do. Being a true self means having a courage to honestly look inside and accept each and every part. Even and especially those that one resents the most. Having the courage to learn about oneself, truly, sincerely. And then... Then to live it fully. From the heart. Letting go of the imprisonment of rules. Letting go of expectations. Letting go of the layers of "supposed to" blankets, and being self. Bare. Beautiful. Happy. Honest. Feeling the Divine LOVE, and , for the first time, living from the heart. It is one of the most humbling, overpowering, yet amazingly freeing feelings. I believe that to experience the true self in its honesty is one of the reasons for this beautiful Earth experience. I also believe that one cannot fully feel the love of Divine Father and Mother, our Nature and World around us without having at least a small taste of it. I've seen many amazing people living it - if not complete, then close to -  and there is no denying that there is Divine Presence with them. I like that over just "the Spirit" because there is so much more to the energy around them. Divine , unconditional LOVE in its purest form. Without judgement, without rules, without anything. Just pure , all-accepting, all-embracing and all-healing LOVE. Father's and Mother's LOVE
I am so very grateful for this amazing experience and a blessing, that has, again, changed and influenced our lives , freeing us to really be who we are. Apart from never ending soreness,  in the last two weeks I've learned more, then I've ever thought was possible. I , for the first time in a long time, again experienced what it is like to be SELF. Like a new baby that is learning to walk, first wobbly , yet determined , step by step we were learning to walk in our LIFE. We never realized , until then, how much of life we weren't living...It is like awaking from a long sleep, remembering the dream, and then actually living. Feeling the air on your face. The warmth of sun on your face. Hearing the sounds of life. Seeing children's smiles. Being present in the moment. Being self and being grateful. Learning to let go and out our hearts in Divine Hands and just flow with the Stream of Life...It is such an amazingly rewarding feeling, that... we decided to stay in this flow. I've - we both actually - in humble gratitude accepted the opportunity.  We had a feeling that this was a very important turn around in our lives. I am grateful for the lead and Divine Blessing.  Grateful for lessons lived and learned in Utah over the last 7 years.. Without them we wouldn't be on this path. Grateful for support and LOVE.  For the first time, after many stops on a long journey we found our HOME.  Didn't really find it. Came back. Or moved on. To a new coil of a never ending spiral of LIFE. Now we are learning to live in it. Bare. Beautiful. Self. Honest. HAPPY
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