Art and Words to settle my mind
Hope it can be as hollow as fear,
Hope and fear are both phantoms
Arising from thinking only of the self.
When we don’t see the self as self,
There can nothing for to ever fear,
Create the world to match your dreams.
Strong be your faith in the unity of all life.
Loving the world as you do your children;
Only then you embrace the majesty of being.
Become all you were created to be,
Traveling this path, together as one…
This is a link to a video that provides one of the best presentations of this subject I’ve seen. It’s a lazy Saturday, so give it a watch, while you’re you’re watching allow yourself to try to put aside our natural tendency to ‘judge’ rather than think and consider, looking at our world with a mind open to the relationships you’ve been able to observe throughout our lives. (but probably pushed to the back of your mind to avoid the conflict those observations create within us, just like we most of us do to avoid taking some kind of responsibility for agony shining from the eyes of that poor street person begging along our daily path,)
Allow yourself to look openly into the possibility of humanity having been breed and specifically trained like various breeds of dogs created at a master’s whim. Look closely at how the structures of the ‘education’ we were raised with might have directed the focus of our outlooks, attitudes, and personalities as adults, even the possibility that we were designed to bend us into what the few need us to be in order to further and sustain their own control agendas. ‘They’ve’ had thousands of years to prefect ‘their’ techniques and skills for this. Things like “My Country is the Greatest Country, My God is the only TRUE God, so if you don’t believe ‘Right’ then you must be taught the ‘Truth’ until you believe ‘Right’ or be eliminated for you heresy, The rest of all life on our world means nothing compare to Man, because only Man was created in ‘God’s’ image, My countries War is a duty I must support quite simply because only we know the ‘truth’ and so you have to be wrong and stopped permanently, or You have resources you aren’t intelligent enough to use properly and I need them so I have a ‘God Given Right’ to invade your country and take them, killing you all if you even dare to resist.” Obviously, unfortunately I could go on and on 😦
By now, even the few of you that have bothered to read this much of my ‘rant’ are probably thinking I’m talking about some kind of conspiratorial theory crap or something but I’m not. Allow yourselves to finally wake up, think for yourselves, and dream again of exactly what a ‘heaven’ we could create right here right now, if only we can get together as one, with mutual respect, acceptance, and caring. Embracing with admiration the gifts of small differences we have as the blessings they truly are. We can still be all we could be, as one within the unity of existence.
Find the brightest light within you,
Let deepest passions flow to the page,
Rediscover the happiness you deserve,
Focus on good, let go the struggles and pain,
You’ve earned it girl, now take it, hold it, be complete,
This world is your playground, brightest future will come,
This your path, spreading before you, a guide to unity as one.
Know yourself, find yourself, love yourself. Learn to really listen finding inspiration within each exchange, it’s worth it, you’ll be amazed at how much knowledge you gain,and how much clearer your understanding becomes. Learn to trust you instincts, letting them guide your path through life. Learn how important your place is within the unity of existence. Embrace life to the fullest, holding tight to the precious gifts found in each and every moment. And finally, allow yourself the time to truly live.
Old he was, even throughout his beginnings,
Never ever giving himself the time to be a child,
His meaning and drive to fill whats need he found,
Only to fill the needs, Only to service, giving his all,
A depth of wisdom startling in its expansiveness scope,
And this he was, born to be, made to be, meant to always be,
And we can know, this he was…
Grandfather, on these recent few days I felt your gentle arm upon my shoulder once more, heard your words whispered quietly in my ear. You filled me with joys once again as you guided my pen and brush. Happiness within my as I felt yours. I can see you yet, sitting on the knee of the One, his arm resting gently across your own shoulders. It is His loving words whispering his thanks for your work well done.
I thank you grandfather, for you guidance, your sharing, your service to the people, and above all, I thank you grandfather for your unending love,
Images shared of wisdom’s glowing,
How can we not see, not know for truths,
Age old knowledge filling this life grown soul,
Calming breezes floating across landscape a mores,
Reach out, take a hand, continue this path together one,
This age long journey of primordial majestic joys,
We can and will, complete at long last time.
Contemplation of spirit’s contentment,
No finer can there to us be found,
Complete at last in silence ere,
Finest of knowledge reached,
I now know…
Do any of us remember thinking this way? This can and will change now. By taking an honest open look inside ourselves we can really begin to know the lies of our alcoholism or addiction, lies it keeps telling us to keep its self fed. You need to know that alcoholism and addiction are a disease, a curse that we are all damned with. Like it or not we are stuck with it for the rest of our lives, and for the rest of our lives we will have to battle it, never to stop the hard work, never giving up, even if we slip back into its clutches at times, we must fight for ourselves to get right back on track for the benefit of our very lives.. All of which will allow us to live the free, love filled life we all deserve.
We are not going to give up and let our alcoholism or addiction take our life away from us, never! We commit ourselves to fighting the hard fight and winning out over our disease. We say to ourselves “I will not let it win, because my family, friends and loved ones, and all the people I may meet along the way will know that I deserve to have the best life I can. And I will!”
Find a good A.A or N.A meeting in you area today, and start making it your highest priority to go to the meetings and participate as much as you possibly can. Find the best sponsor you can, and work as hard as you can with them to start your journey to building you new life. This all is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. I will be proud to know you in your new clean and sober life.
‘Easy’ (Steve Whitacre)
Wednesday July 2, 2014
Another ‘someone’ asked me again, “How can you be so bright and happy all the time, with all that is ‘wrong’ with the world today?” I thought about it and hope that maybe this is a good way to answer both him and a few others. I hope this is the right spot on the boards for it.
Peace and Love,
You hear it all around you everyday
“There is so much wrong with the world.
There is no hope for tomorrow.
The people have lost their way.
We must war on all the bad.
There is no future for our youth.
No future for mankind!”
You have heard it so much that you believe it true.
Despair and foreboding fill you.
And hope fades, as anger grows.
You swear to make a difference.
You promise yourself to make the world better.
Heal the wounds, repair the damage, restore the balance.
You declare ‘war’ on the evil.
The war on terror, war on drugs, war on ‘them’, war on their ‘ways’.
Yet the days and years continue to pass by.
The great wheel turns and the problems seem to continue to grow.
To put the world right, we must first put the nation right.
To put the nation right, we must first put the family right.
And to put the family right, we must first put ourselves to order, Set our hearts right.
A good start would be a promise to yourself to be too calm for worry.
Worry brings fear and doubt, holding you back from what you can be.
Worry serves nothing more than to consume your resources and limit possibility.
Focus on what you can change, and let go of what you can’t.
Make yourself too noble for anger.
Anger only hurts the one who is angry.
Anger builds walls of pain, and promotes continuation of conflict.
Let your anger go and use the strength of it to hold to your connection with life, Spirit, and happiness. Find peace where others find war.
Be too strong for fear.
Fear is another weakness that stops us from working toward the good we all seek.
And what do we really have to fear? Pain? Death?
Holding to our connection to Spirit, to our knowledge of our place in the universe, the true balance of all things, and to where we come from and return to, holding to all of that, what is there to truly fear?
Put fear from you, and instead embrace life and the living of it. True happiness comes from fully enjoying the smallest of moments, and living in peace and happiness with all creation. Fear drives this away from you.
And finally, allow yourself to be too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Do not ‘make war’ against a thing, but rather work toward happiness and a better future. No matter what is around you, no matter what others may be saying or doing to persuade you, simply hold to your own happiness and share that with others. Darkness only has the power over you that you allow. Hold to the happiness and embrace the joys of life. Allow yourself to love openly and freely, and to share that love with all of existence. Spread that love, happiness and joy all around you whenever you can, and you will find that the world will respond in kind.
Teach yourself these simple goals, and perhaps, and maybe in surprise, you will find that all those problems have somehow gone away, and your world is a much better place.
Oh to be happy
I need to be happy
My life seems to be a waste
Only damaged goods all say
Ruined by long years of addiction
Once young, happy, with great future ahead
Now all but lost, ruined, only a dregs of this world
Where gone all my hopes, my dreams, my love, my care
Where gone now that child of wonder staring at moon lit sky
I sit here alone, my own pity, my own shame and tears
No hold on life, family driven off, no true friends
What’s this, a whisper, a tiny glimmer of new
A feeling forgotten, cast off, ignored
Dim light doth shine around me
Changes, a growth, strength
I reach out to embrace
The heart of me
I suddenly somehow know, still time to turn around, a hope
From nowhere, strength, courage, drive, all flood in
I meet a wonder, a smile, dry, clean, offers help
And I reach out, desperate for anything
This new friend, understands, knows
No judgement or censor, only care
Has been here themselves
But they’ve won
How can I
Do I dare but try
Fear the risk, the pain
I still dwell on failures past
I fear not to be worthy, too far gone
But new friend, hand on shoulder, positive
I begin to believe, to dream, to know
Hard work together, but forward
A struggle yes, but we continue
I slide back, but begin anew
Must win, not give up
And I know will
I grow weary
Confidence is fading
But my friend reaches out
Strength and courage is the lend
The battle continues, a war for my life
Together we fight it, one small step at a time
Day by day I get better, a community do I meet
New friends by the hundreds, much help, much caring
And I’m winning, I am, each day be a lot the better
Yet never to lose the knowing, I must battle still
Each day more growth, my family talks again
My new life a wonder, this my newest world
A brightness surrounds me, all hope anew
I walk in the glow, with a soul
Discover I can help now
Others in the seeking
I reach out, care
Is this reason
I question this all
Is this my new meaning
A driving force now fills me
Without want, or need I find must
A calling, this great thing, this I must do
And I hold to the bright day, allow it to shine
They reach out and I answer, giving the all of myself
And I suddenly realize, I’m that stranger that helps
I share love, understanding, guidance and care
We together begin, their new voyage to life
I join in their battle, together we fight
And grow they do now, small steps
Each day a bit better, new hope
I can rejoice in this sharing
Their climb from the dark
Falter as they may
Help them I do
For my life
Like a blinding flash, I suddenly realize that by being able to freely give, without expecting anything ever in return, I have become what I was always intended to be. A happy, loving, caring human being, in touch with my inner self and filled to the bursting with a loving soul, moving through this journey, able to make this world around me all the better. With each giving, I grow more and more. And the more I grow the more I can give. You too have this within you, just as you too can make a difference in your world, and in yourself. I see your future, and it is great!