Does anyone out there remember when TV's had antennas? I do. We had rabbit ears which got better reception because there were two antennas. Then, when my brother fashioned a long antenna from aluminum foil and attached it to the TV's antenna, the reception got even better. The best was when he volunteered to hold on to the foil so I could get the Beatles on Ed Sullivan in real clear. Sweet brother - Silly good old days. Anyway, who cares, now we got satellite! Sometimes I wonder if I show up in the world with my antenna, rabbit ears, foil, or satellite-like ability to receive the highest frequency energy and information that's all around me all the time. Thinking back to when I worked in an office, I never did pick up when a wounded person impersonating a harsh manager confided in me about one of her nastier wounds. If I had, it would have saved me a lot of turmoil when this manager made my life difficult and I might have helped her heal. I vow to listen with my heart and be present for the next wounded one even if he appears to be angry or frustrated and . . . even when it's directed at me. Anger and frustration are sure signs of wounds. Take care of you and all those around you. Love, Deb B.
Maybe not in my life time but I like to think about it anyway. When loving kindness prevails:
* Siblings won't fight over the inheritance,
* Lawyers will do their work for people they feel deserve their help,
* People will communicate directly with one another from love, not fear,
* People will move quickly away from fear, understanding it is just dust in the wind and that love is the only true
What do you think the world will look like when loving kindness prevails?
Love to all, Deb B.
If Heart Math is right, when the tipping point occurs, it will be common knowledge that the heart has its own intelligence. (Maybe it's common knowledge now - what have you heard?) I believe my heart not only pumps blood through my wide-open, clear arteries, veins and vessels (part of my morning meditation/prayer), but also sends love messages to my brain, thereby allowing my brain to send them out to the world, if my spirit so chooses (and I pray that it does everyday). I once heard from a speaker, Brian Biro, that to be present with myself is to be present with God. So, it made me wonder if my heart can allow me to work more in the moment and at will with my divine intuition and truth in addition to my rationale and logic. If so, that means to me that I could access my "gut" or intuition anytime I want to. I'm learning more about this intuitive model of coaching from Alan Seale and have worked it into my coaching sessions with clients. It seems to work rather well and often quicker than the traditional way of exploring and helping to solve problems. I now believe that the heart's intelligence can be accessed at any time to help us build our future intentions and understand the potential trying to emerge. Building the future from the present moment can help build a life that looks more like what we would intentionally design for ourselves. Love to all, Deb B.
We could probably make a case for and against this question. Yes, it makes sense that if I consider myself divine because I was made by God and therefore love myself, that I would take good care of myself. I would eat the right foods, exercise, sleep enough, be kind to others and pamper myself with good work in the form of service to others, and find fun things to do. But, there are probably lots of people who take good care of themselves but aren't particularly crazy about how they act or what comes out of their mouths. They're disciplined but not particularly happy, maybe. Or they have justified their unkind behavior or addictions in some way that seems acceptable.
Have you noticed a lot of people don't seem to love themselves? Some even put themselves down. I used to do that thinking it was funny to be self-deprecating but I've pretty much stopped because that behavior doesn't show people what I really think of myself. And since I believe that self-love is fundamental to a good life, I think it behooves me to not act badly or talk poorly about myself. I may not talk myself up all the time because that would be obnoxious. But, if the topic of self-care comes up I feel this is a good time to bring up self-love, too.
A cup of Peace and a dollop of Love out to you. Deb B.
I'm very happy to be blogging about my spiritual path. I've a long way to go but I've come a long way, too. Love to all, Deb B.