Sunday, February 28, 2010

The full moon and the Canadians get the GOLD

The hockey boys, completed the picture...............as the full moon of Feb 28th aligned its energy, with the energy of the cheering Canadians, and those cheering for the Canadians..............history is made..........lets take this GOLD into our hearts, and continue to be kinder, gentler, nicer, caring and compassionate souls........use the flame of the olympic torch to light up the lives of all sentient beings in the universe...........is this a dream?
............as the dreams never die, just the dreamer 

the awakening

blocked energy continues to create a certain kind of denseness............what blocks the energy..........is it the conditioning, beliefs and all the desires for material and worldly success............the heart forgets the lightness of being........the bodies become empty shells, covered by layers of desires and attachments, and camoflaged by the material and non-material gains of  the world..........where is the joy and gratitude..........the heart becomes  heavy and dense, and vanishes into the black hole of existence..........

removing the layers, i open my eyes and look into the soul, it smiles and waves out to me............

Thursday, February 25, 2010

another illusion - time

a chance encounter, a familiar voice and one looks at the face and wonders, how do i know this person, or do i know this person...............the recognition happens and the illusion of time ends..........the chatting and the conversation continues as we remember, sharing the common past, updating the present.........another phone call to a dear friend............i say "hello" and think he possibly cannot recognise my voice, and this unexpected phone call,  when i say "you probably don't remember who this is"........i am surprised when after a brief pause, there is instant recognition, and we chat, in snippets, once again there is so much to share...........as he ends the conversation with the comment "never, ever, say to me that i do not recognise your voice"..........i find the comment  endearing.............living is in the present, thoughts are an illusion of time......

.......the connections weave into the tapestry of life;  woven with such priceless moments which provide the magnificent color, the priceless people who are the glittering gemstones............how gorgeous is this life!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

doubt is the poison that hurts both the doubter and the doubted.................replace the seed of doubt with trust and plant the seed of love............

Sunday, February 21, 2010

simple or complicated......choose

Understanding and knowledge all relate to the past................when we learn, we are learning of an occurence that has already happened.  When we try to understand we are seeking to understand a thought or a collection of  thoughts that has already been 'thought'............ i ask myself "should i leave the quest for knowledge and let go of the desire to understand?"  Only remaining in each moment and becoming aware of that moment, as in each moment what happens becomes the happening, becomes life. 

With all the knowledge and understanding out of the way, what is it that remains?  i could give it a label,call it the presence, or intelligence, or creation itself..............what remains is that the meaning of life............ this is the question asked many times over, the answer is so simple that it looses its worldly glamour, charm and excitement............and once again the conditioning in the guise of worldly distractions and pre-occupations complicates life...............

Thursday, February 18, 2010

i wonder......

Is every occurence a creation............an occurence is a happening in any given moment........creating and creation is happening within that moment...........can one not be blown away with the magnificence of this......
.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

The interactions and the challenges

for some life seems easy, it flows from moment to moment, occurences to occurences, day to day..............we think stuff, we plan it and allow the plans to happen.

some of us want to "hold the reins", and guide those plans towards the happening................

who is assured of the "success" in the implementation of their plans, the one who allows and trusts that they have done what needed to be done, and remove themselves out of the way, or the one who continues to hold the reins, guiding the plan through each curve and around each bump encountered along the way......the answer is not known, but the illusion makes us believe what we want to believe........... the challenge happens when those with a brain that operate with the first approach interact closely with those whose brain works with the second, giving rise to frustration, conflict, judgements and all forms of disturbed energy. 

 ..............what to do with the doubts and fears which cloud and muddy the trusting instinct...............you look around and if you are blessed there will be a soul whose energy will align with yours and in that presence and support the clarity returns............when i find myself alone, what do i do?  i remember that "the only way out is in"..............as i meditate, withdraw from the noise and the fearful energy.........in the silence and solitude the trusting instinct returns.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dia del Amor y la Amistad - Day of Love and Friendship

I came out of the room still twirling and whirling after dancing half the night away with friends........at the top of the step I see a card and a big red chocolate heart.........the card had two red butterflies with words that touched my soul, this gesture from Kamila and Asim is so endearing, as they extend their love for each other, to include me........when we are brimming with love, it overflows and touches all those who are around................may they always stay blessed with this loving..........mmmmmm.........and absorbed in the moment I came into the kitchen to make tea..........big hug from them, closed the circle of love.........

Valentines day is a celebration dating back many centuries.............some ask why establish a particular day to appreciate and show your love and affection to that special someone...........every breath and every moment is that love, show it by a look, a touch and with gratitude

............since we do live symbolically, and celebrate other special days and occasions, we avail this one more opportunity to remind the love, and the loves of our life what he or she means to us.........how we reach out and say it is what makes it so special........to borrow these words from Khalil Gibran:

"Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; for love is sufficient unto love."


"And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course."


"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must the needs have desires, let these be your desires:
TO MELT AND BE LIKE A RUNNING BROOK THAT SINGS ITS MELODY TO THE NIGHT
TO KNOW THE PAIN OF TOO MUCH TENDERNESS
TO BE WOUNDED BY YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING OF LOVE;
AND TO BLEED WILLINGLY AND JOYFULLY
TO WAKE AT DAWN WITH A WINGED HEART AND GIVE THANKS FOR ANOTHER DAY OF LOVING
TO, AT THE NOON HOUR MEDITATE LOVE'S ECSTASY;
TO RETURN HOME AT EVENTIDE WITH GRATITUDE;
AND THEN TO SLEEP WITH A PRAYER FOR THE BELOVED IN YOUR HEART AND A SONG
OF PRAISE UPON YOUR  LIPS"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the games begin - lets not forget Nodar Kumaritashvili......

.......a beautfiul life, lost to the world, in his prime.......

the opening ceremony was beautiful.....many moments will be remembered...........watching the team from Georgia.........in shock, in tears, our hearts go out to them and Nodar's family.......did his soul participate in the ceremony......I wish so..........

Sarah McLaughlin, and her song "Miracle".......sung from the heart.

K.D.Lang, and her voice, which flows, as it has no edge and no end,  she sang "Halelujah".........the digital illusion created with the white doves as she ended her song...........many images added and etched in the mind's eye.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunny day and sunny thoughts - moment in time

The sun was out today, shining bright..........the light creating shadows, covering the city with the beauty of the clear blue sky............can this beauty be blinding........

I took the ramp from DVP/404, towards Richmond Street......just above the Gardiner freeway,  a plane was descending, towards the island airport...........knowing where to land, with all the engines running, the alertness of the pilot was in the moment..........from my vantage point, it looked like the plane was gliding, maybe allowing gravity to bring it down...........the hand of the moment slowly supporting the descent.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A birthday wish - February 9th


For you........today and always..........
  • dream your life and live your dreams
  • stay in your beauty
  • let go of your fears
  • follow your heart and nourish your soul
  • live with passion
  • sing with joy
  • interact with compassion
  • savour all dimensions of your existence
  • love with abandonment and surrender
as you
cherish each moment
and
dissolve in your love................
be the BEING

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The yoga of now

Yoga meaning "yoke"............a complete binding or union of mind, body and spirit..........practicing yoga, as in a time specific location, for example on a mat.........using breath awareness a physical form finds its edge, as we surrender into the form, we find space and further the edge, awakening the awareness of the formless energy within........as a "teacher" or as I think of myself as a "sharer" in the energy created in the practice of yoga, my view of life has turned upside down............. this is in relation to how I had been living, in my mind, body and spirit..........this upside down view has now become the right side up.

Being with the souls, connecting and unifying with the energy of bodies during the yoga sessions brings a feeling of completeness, there is no other word to describe this feeling.  As I carry this feeling with me, its a "aha" realization, that now the yoga practice has become a way of life, living, perceiving, being with people and our interactions.  .........the gratitude is to all the human consciousness, the enrichment of this universal consciousness is through the energy of people and the souls returning to their source and origin .......

My head is bowed in gratitude, with a smile on my face........... "and i say to myself, what a wonderful world"..........................