It is an amazing experience to be a
witness to how quickly time is passing. This has been an
incredible year.....I have traveled and taught in Bahia and Serbia, I
have celebrated both my 80th year, and my tenth wedding anniversary. My
oldest grand daughter Danielle graduated first in her class from
college, and my youngest granddaughter Samantha has celebrated her 21
first birthday. These have been just some of the gifts and
blessings that I am grateful for.
All of my memories and the gifts of
my teachers are very present with me in this moment. My letters
to you are the reflections of the happenings of my past month....woven
with highlights and thoughts from these experiences. Recording
painful conflicts in my Daily Review are what I consider the
opportunities my soul has chosen to bring the light of remembering into
I read this thought somewhere, and I want
to share it.
When I remove my CRYing (my false belief
that I am a victim.)
from the CRISIS...and when I
own my co-creation of this incident and accept the
IS ness of the happening:
I am at peace.. This awareness of accepting
responsibility of our creation is the beginning of claiming back of our
original power. A crisis occurs when we have not take responsibility
for our choices.
When I was training to be a therapist my
teacher told me the story of Michelangelo. When
Michelangelo was asked how he had sculpted the David he responded:
" the David was ALREADY THERE...I ONLY
HAD TO CHIP AWAY THE EXCESS MARBLE.: . The David was already
We are already here.
That is how I learned to practice my
Helpership.: In each of you who have come to me, I see G-d's perfect
creation. My job is to chip away (very gently) all the defenses,
all the false beliefs that are hiding G-d's work of art, and to hold
and ground you in your essential nature. My purpose is to gently
chip away all that is not G-d's creation.....to breathe with you into
the darkness and to allow your spirit to shine through.
I am grateful that you are in my life.
I am learning, through our times together. that the sole purpose
for my work is to reinforce my own belief system, and mirror it back to
you by example.
This poem by Rumi illustrates this
"The Sun never says"
after all this time,
The Sun never says to the Earth:
" You owe me!"
what happens with a love like that,
It lights the whole sky."
Please take the time to sit quietly, and
ask yourself the following questions:
Today are you willing to enter into the
Grace of gratitude?
Today are you willing to let go of your
history, your blame and your victimhood?
Today are you willing to remember who you
Today are you willing to open your heart
This prose poem by Octavio Paz touches me
"After chopping off all the
arms that have reached out to me; after boarding up all the windows and
doors; after filling all the pits with poisoned water; after building
my house on the rock of a NO inaccessible to flattery and fear; after
cutting out my tongue and eating it; after hurling handfuls of silence
and monosyllables of scorn at my loves; after forgetting my name and
the name of my birthplace and the name of my race; after judging and
sentencing myself to perpetual waiting and perpetual loneliness, I
heard against the stones of my dungeon of syllogisms the humid, tender,
insistent onset of spring."
Today are you willing to hear your soul's
Today are your willing to be born again
into the light?
"I say love it is a flower...
and you its only seed."
to 'The Rose'
by Amanda McBroom
This moment, and every moment, help me
not to forget
that I am here to love.
Help me to remember that I am of You, and
here to serve You.
Fill me with the willingness not to enter
into fear's illusion and to be in reality.
Make me an Instrument of Your peace.
So be it,
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