This picture was taken in Africa on my sister's trip to visit her daughter this summer. The amazing and inspiring aspect of this picture is what it represents in the life of my sister. She is in her sixties and has never been out of the country or ever taken a trip outside of California by herself. What she did by stretching the boundaries of her universe and by stepping way outside her comfort zone is a great lesson to us all. We all have opportunities in life to do something big - to take a leap of faith - to know that we are guided to something bigger than anything that we have ever experienced before. What we do with these special, fleeting and monumental moments can change us irrevocably. If we can press through our fears of the unknown we have a chance to see a whole new world that will provide us with amazing and unforgettable memories. Each moment that is presented to us to experience is unique and offers brilliant opportunities. Our job is to seize each moment, no matter how much it challenges us, plow through any perceived obstacles, have courage and go walking with the lions.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Pepper Lewis invited me to join her as a guest on her segment of Steve Rother's webcast which aired on August 27th. It was such a delight to spend time with her and to have time with Steve to talk about my work. With her prodding I was able to get out in the world a little more and be comfortable with it. Thank you Pepper for the encouragement and the wonderful words, and thank you Steve for including me in your light-filled show. It obviously has a huge audience because I have been hearing from people all over the world. What a delight!!!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
A dear friend created this poem for me. Hope you enjoy it.
In a pool of sunlight
Below the limbs of tree and man,
A sprite conjures on the forest floor
Content to weave her magic, blend her love
And wisdom into blue glass vials.
She knows, this sprite,
When to hold a pinch of moonlight
Clenched and when to set it free,
She knows that healing this –
Takes some of that …
But mending what you have and
Do not want, may never change
The pattern of your soul,
Though may remove the veil for
You to see.
Without loving and caring for others, most of us stand little chance of communing with God, no matter how many years we may spend in silent prayer." -- Bo Lozoff
Today I was happily standing in line at the deli to order a salad when two guys in white shirts and dark pants started complaining about the service and about why no one else complaining. After several minutes of their "fussing" I said that perhaps other people felt less spiritual when then were complaining. So the guy asked me if I was spiritual. Of course, I said with a big smile. Now I knew something was coming... He asked what I felt about the awful things in the world. I said I felt people with love in their hearts would prevail against the "fear mongers". He said that damnation would reign down on mankind (since they had been evil for 6000 years) and all the "false churches" and that this will be the end of the world. It was written in the Bible. I was tempted to ask "what false churches? or in which Bible or ... but then I realized that there is no arguing with those who hold fear and dread and exclusionary thinking so close. All we can do really is to hold our hearts full of love and know that in our world God, in us, is loving, forgiving and inclusive. I said to him "we sure picked an amazing time to be on Earth." Man, did he give me a look and answered his mom and dad picked when he was here. Wow!!