As each day comes to a close and gifts us with another day, let’s greet the new day with out-reached arms and an open heart. May we be available to those whose lives we touch both known and un-known, for we know not what their burden might be, or the anxieties and fears they might have. Let’s shine our light bright ,so others might feel the warmth of our love and compassion, even without understanding, in so doing, we, ourselves will know “the peace that passes all understanding” and a joy beyond measure.
For those who may be interested and in need of a deep breath and a break, please tune into the online radio broadcast with, the one and only, Barb Belgin who hosts the “Lesbian Love Talk Show” live at 8 PM this evening. With Valentine’s day upon us we’ll be talking about how to keep the heart in Valentine’s Day, year round. The first caller into the show will receive a free copy of “A Fall to New He…ights” and “Journey into Thought” Awakening to Spirit, two books reflecting the power of thought and the secret to overcoming and moving beyond the obstacles, problems and surprising challenges that rise up to meet us in this life. Both Barb and I look forward to your questions, curiosities, and comments. May this coming Valentine’s Day be just the first of many ‘heart filled’ days that bring blessings to you throughout the year. Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesbianlovetalk and enjoy.
New Year – the first story to bless the tapestry called Metamorphosis-Your Stories. Inspirational. As Eleanor Roosevelt said ““You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt http://essenceoflaurel.com/kate-woman-relentless-spirit/See MoreKate A Woman With a Relentless Spirit – Essence of Laurelessenceoflaurel.comKate A Woman With a Relentless Spirit by Sidney Andrews about a woman who had polio as a child and her courageous life journey
On December 10, 2013 the topic for the Spiritual Awareness and Authentic Living Meet Up will be “Miracles of all Miracles.”
We will consider, in the light of miracles who are we, and how do we differentiate a miracle from the results of wishful thinking? Are we entitled to miracles and if so, why do we not accept miracles as a way of life? What is the connection between light, miracles and strength?
October 22nd our awesome group met and discussed the following. It was an amazing meeting!
From Journey into Thought
Success demands that you and I fine tune our visual acuity so as to enable ourselves to focus inward with such clarity that it’s impossible for us to miss or overlook the truth and power behind the spiritual essence that we embody.
In many instances, our past learning has not contributed to a holistic evolution; rather, it has proven to create obstacles on our path to over coming obstacles, be they mental, emotional, physical or spiritual. Many have been deceived into believing that we’re powerless in the face of problems and adversities; that we must settle for what is, when the opposite is quite true.
Join us as we delve into the heart of the matter, regarding our responsibility for changing our thoughts to live our best life. We’ll be looking at the reasons it’s so difficult, why we procrastinate, the fear that keeps us in our place, the excuses we use to resist the obvious, and how there is no healthy alternative to living your truth.
1. Focus on the situation you’re in. Get clear!
2. Accept it for what it is.
4. Take the risk of experimenting with how the situation could be changed.
5. Head into the wind knowing, believing, trusting, and listening to the still small whisper of your spirit as it guides you on the path to mindfulness.
Dive (Plunge into your life)
1. Dare to be you!
2.Invest yourself in yourself!
3. Value your worth!
4.Expose the lies you believe about yourself.
- Build on your strengths!
- Expect positive results!
- Ask spirit to manifest what is good!
- Utilize all the tools spirit has to offer!
- Thank God that your request is already met!
- Yea-sayer! Be one whose attitude is that of confident affirmation
“When the way looks infinitely long, if you are sure that it is the right way, ignore the distance and start walking!”
Our last meet up was held on October 8, 2013, with 14 members present. The following is what I talked about and we discussed. Once again, another great meeting.
Who am I, I ask myself. How do I find my way to the truth and the light without stumbling over my own feet, without hurting another? Once found, what does truth demand, and from, or out of which place does my light come? At times, fear and guilt can weigh heavy as we journey on our way to living our authentic truth; does our burden become light, with each footstep toward self actualization, or do we turn about before we realize the miracle of this inner conflict? have you allowed yourself the gifts of being vulnerable and conflicted. These are some of the questions we will be exploring at our next meet up. Please come and bring a friend. Your presence makes a difference, because the vision becomes clearer when there are more eyes on the subject.
You may view the you tube video at http://youtu.be/qqv/PCKGQjk.
Our next meet up will be held on October 8, 2013, at 7 PM. Location can be found on our meet up site. My presentation wil reflect on many questions such as:
Who am I?
How do I find my way to the truth and the light without stumbling over my own feet, and hurting others?
Once found, what does truth demand and from, or out of, what place does my light come?
At times fear and guilt can weigh heavy as we journey on our way to living our authentic truth. Does our burden become light with each foot step toward self actualization, or do we turn about before realizing the miracle of this inner conflict?
Have we considered or allowed the gifts of being vulnerable & conflicted to teach us?
These are just a few of the questions to be posed and explored. Please come and bring a friend; your presence makes a difference, because our vision becomes clearer when there are more eyes on the subject of spiritual evolution.
Our last Spiritual Awareness and Authentic Living meet up was held on Tuesday September 24, 2013. Seventeen members were present. I was honored to lead into and introduce Alicia, a member of our group, with more than twenty years experience in understanding the role of Chakras in our spiritual growth. It was a great evening and sharing event!
If you google the Chakra Connection with Sidney Andrews, you can view a portion of the presentation.or click on: http://youtu.be/Jy_lcZK8FTU
“An imbalance of forces fragments our power individually and collectively. And like a nation in which opposing forces are constantly at war with each other, when our nature is fragmented, it is vulnerable to being dominated by fear. As Jesus said, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand” (Mark 3:24). From the book Sacred Contracts, by Caroline Myss. “Awareness brings knowledge and knowledge gives birth to understanding.”
David was a young sheep herder whose only tool to keep the sheep in line was a sling shot. He was just an ordinary boy of no reputation, education or wealth. He was, as many young boys during that period of time, a simple sheep herder, doing what he had to, in order to survive. The difference between Goliath and David was David had a spirit that exceeded his physical size, a spirit larger than life.
Now enters the giant Goliath, strong, powerful, seeking control and domination through intimidation. He was arrogant, convinced and determined to rule, wasn’t he? Yet with his entire physical prowess, Goliath was a man divided against himself. He had the brawn, but not the brains; he had physical strength, yet lacked the spirit of awareness, compassion, understanding, love and consideration for his fellow human beings. His aim was to conquer, at all costs. No price was too high for this man who saw himself invincible.
Surprisingly enough, Goliath was to realize the folly of his push against the innocent people he sought to rule. Little did he know his demise would come from a mere boy, who bearing only a sling shot, struck a blow to Goliath’s head; a blow so powerful it killed him instantly.
You and I have an opportunity and a responsibility to ourselves and one another to stand up and imitate the spiritual strength, guidance and example of David, who single handedly took down the opposition to peace, compassion, love, awareness, knowledge, kindness, forgiveness, and the Oneness, that we are all here to achieve.
Each of us, when we live from spirit, have the same energy and power that David had. His divine spirit guided his hand and he conquered the true enemy of the spirit. Our hands are guided as well and intended for healing. Often times our outer world takes on the appearance of a Goliath: this is when we must reach beyond awareness and knowledge to the place of knowing we are spirit, and as such cannot be shaken by what we see; rather, be moved by the stillness, faith, and trust within.
Are you someone who feels restricted or limited by the events or circumstances that have manifested in your life? Do you feel physically, mentally or emotionally disabled because the task at hand, appears to be too overwhelming, with no solution in sight? What thoughts are you entertaining that keep you from believing that living a no limit life is possible?
You and I have a choice of living a life of illusions that restrict and limit our ability to reach beyond our grasp, or to step out in trust and faith that there’s a spiritual reality, that supports our longing to exceed what we’ve, here-to-fore, believed impossible.
It takes daring, courage and the willingness to risk everything when it comes to believing in no limit thinking, because what follows any awakening will demand you and I take responsibility for the thoughts we hold, and the life we create for yourself.
Success on our journey to living a limitless and fulfilled life begins with fine tuning our visual acuity, so as to enable ourselves to focus inward with such clarity, that it’s impossible to miss, or overlook the truth, potential and power of the spiritual essence we each embody.
Often times our past learning doesn’t contribute to our holistic evolution; rather, it proves to be an obstacle on our path to overcoming the limitations that have kept hidden, all the love, fulfillment and opportunities that lay dormant within, just waiting for our decision to choose a life that exceeds, what we think, is our grasp.
You and I have what it takes to effect the changes we desire in our lives, whatever that change might be. It means expanding our consciousness and evaluating new ideas, concepts or perceptions, and proving their validity for ourselves, as only we can.
You and I have nothing to lose and so much to gain when we reach beyond, what we’ve been led to believe are our limits.