Develop A Vision ✨

“Take time to develop a vision. As above, so below. First it happens in spirit. Then it manifests in the physical. Not the other way around. First we see a vision. Our soul tells us through the words and eyes of our heart. Then the steps become clear and we see the order in which they should be taken. We waste so much time and effort when we try to accomplish something before we have envisioned it. Learn to let the vision come first. Take time to shape it in spirit before you try to shape it in physical form. If you can’t see something clearly, the vision may not be complete. Take the time you need to think about it, to let it come into focus, to let the vision take shape in your mind. Operating from vision will guide us onto our highest path. It will also make our life and work much easier.” ~ Melody BeattieJourney to the Heart

Take time to develop a vision for all you want to do. Let your vision guide you. When it manifests itself first in spirit, the physical form will follow.

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift

The Open Door 
A door opens. Maybe I’ve been standing here shuffling my weight from foot to foot for decades, or maybe I only knocked once. In truth, it doesn’t matter. A door opens and I walk through without a backward glance. This is it, then, one moment of truth in a lifetime of truth; a choice made, a path taken, the gravitational pull of Spirit too compelling to ignore any longerI am received by something far too vast to see. It has roots in antiquity but speaks clearly in the present tense. “Be,” the vastness says. “Be without adverbs, descriptors, or qualities. Be so alive that awareness bares itself uncloaked and unadorned. Then go forth to give what alone you can give, awake to love and suffering, unburdened by the weight of expectations. Go forth to see and be seen, blossoming, always blossoming into your magnificence.” Danna Faulds

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Wait. Wonders are unfolding. Cultivate silence. God speaks in silences. A silence, a soft wind, each can be a message to convey My meaning to the heart, though by no voice, or even word. Each word or thought of yours can be like a pearl that you drop into the secret place of another heart, and in some hour of need, lo! the recipient finds the treasure and realizes for the first time its value. Individual efforts avail nothing. It is only the work of the Universal Spirit—My Spirit—that counts.” ~ God Calling: The Secret Pearl


Recharging Mudra Flow

We give so much of ourselves everyday and in every way. Remember to take time to meditate, to listen, receiving Divine love, peace, wisdom and strength. Continue to develop your vision and be a radiant offering and blessing to others!

Mudra = seal; an action taken to lock in an intention.
1. Inhale in Anjali (offering) mudra at heart center. 2. Exhale as you cup hands into Kapota (Dove, gesture of peace) mudra. 3. Inhale as you bring fingertips inward to create the budding of a flower. 4. Exhale into Pushpanjali (offering of flowers) mudra; representing your offering or service to others. 5. Inhale lifting hands into Padma (lotus, openness & growth), receiving & recharging in Divine love. 6. Exhale drawing all from above into heart center, Anjali mudra. ♡

I Found You. 🤍

Quest by Susan Frybort
Take me past
the guarded place
in you
where confusion
covers itself
in unrelenting confidence
then marches on
In lively steps
Take off the facade
let it fall away
into nowhere
Turn around and face me
I search the infinite depth
where beyond all entrenchments
I find your thirst
to be met 
and understood
the sadness in your bones,
the want of your silent cries
to be heard
and be known—
abiding within those 
unseen landscapes
is a world of precious
dreams
Let me touch where
the battle wounds
lie quietly healing—
Buried beneath
an armored sheath
rests a lifetime of love
and loneliness,
blame and triumph, 
honor and defeat
Within this blended web
of scars and treasures,
glistening with honesty,
there you are—
I FOUND YOU,
beneath the soldier’s plated heart
So loosen the knots around my own
see all its agony bared and mending
and in between each open space
we’ll breathe upon the frailty
All the wishful longings to be had
bring to me yours
as I meet you there with mine.

This week we focus on TRUTH and INTEGRITY — aligning our thoughts, words and actions. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, SATYA, or truthfulness, is identified as the second yama (observance, social behavior) on the path of yoga. The guiding principle in adhering to satya is removing what the yogis refer to as the “veil of self deception.” When body, mind, and spirit are in sync, truth rises to the top. In Hebrew, integrity means whole or complete. Be motivated by the truth in your innermost being. Create the space and time to listen for inner truth, heeding any wisdom received. “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” ~ Psalm 51:6

❤︎  I connect to the truth deep within. 
❤︎  I listen with an open heart.
❤︎  I am safe to make changes and move forward.

Value your connection to truth…We often know the truth long before we let ourselves see and believe it, long before we’re ready to acknowledge it. For many reasons — fear, timing, and a myriad of issues too long to list — we ignore and discount what we know in our heart. But the truth doesn’t go away. And even if we try to run from that truth, our experiences will ultimately lead us back to it.”

 Melody BeattieJourney to the Heart

Remember a time when you listened to the voice of your own conscience and experienced the power of embracing your truth. What did it feel like in your body and inner being?

Now be open to any ways you are not acting with integrity at this time in your life — not living your truth. When is your behavior clouded by desire or aversion, or influenced by someone else’s expectations? How does this feel in your body and mental self? Experience without judgement, observe and just be aware.

Observation and awareness are the first steps toward change. 

Quest to find the true you. You are safe to make changes and move forward. Integrity is your legacy.

“No more running, no more hiding, no more hurting, no more crying,
no more trouble, no more sighing, no more falling, no more striving,
no more heartache, no more fighting, no more fears, only FLYING!”
Lifehouse, lyrics from Flight

What truth do you need to hear or speak this week? 🤍

Guard The Heart ❤️

In my pursuit to SEEK 2022, I recently listened to an insightful Centering Prayer Summit (Christian contemplation/meditation event) sponsored by Closer Than Breath. One of the presenters, Dr. Jana Rentzel, lectured on the embodied practice of Guard of the Heart. I loved it so much, and since it’s all things HEART this month, I’ll share this powerful, yet simple practice with you. 

Our spiritual heart is our inner room, our innermost core and being, where we commune with God, experience our true self, and abide in perfect peace. “Guard your heart above all else, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23) Our heart’s desire is to be light, open and free — yet through life’s circumstances and our thoughts and emotions about them — we can feel a sense of tightening or uneasiness in our heart space. The spiritual heart is a valve, just like the physical heart. When our heart closes off and we lose our peace, it signals we may be off course. This is when it’s helpful to practice Guard of the Heart (also referred to as Watchfulness or Presence Practice).

Guard of the Heart Practice

1. Right when you notice a tightening or uneasiness in the heart area, witness the disturbing emotion or troubling situation, and let it move through you. Take some deep breaths as you feel the sensations in and through the body. Staying present, before thoughts entertain or attach to the situation, return your heart to rest with God. 

2. Let go and give everything to the Lord as a gift. Visualize releasing the tightness and uneasiness to God. The Lord knows what to do in every circumstance. Let go of the need for control or approval. Open your heart to God’s loving and wise presence within. Release negativity and return to peace with God. When we anchor into Divine love, we reunite our human will with Divine will, and move beyond our desires and reactive tendencies. “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)

This practice can be used anywhere, at anytime, throughout our daily lives.

“When My Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all the pieces of your life fall into place. As you gaze at Me through the eyes of your heart, you can see the world around you from My perspective. The fact that I am with you makes every moment of your life meaningful.” (from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

Try Guard of the Heart practice this week, and let me know how it works for you. ❤️