Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Can We Turn the Wheel?


Last night I had one of those “conversational” dreams. I remember the images, but words have vanished; just the weird feeling of shadows brewing remains. Then I stepped out to the yard where I drink my coffee every morning. A deer, cardinal, and blue jay appeared at the same time; dancing to their own rhythm, just there in peace in their world.

Deer are messengers of beauty; arts, poetry, and music. They lead the fairy realm where everything is possible. They call on us to seek out our inner treasures. Blue jays present us with the gift of gab. They urge us to speak our truth, to be fearless when we do, and to honor our bonds with loyalty and patience. The majestic cardinals remind us to hold ourselves with pride but not from the ego. They tell us about our grace and nobility and teach us to love life seeking happiness regardless of our circumstances.

It seems like everything around us is falling apart; social unrest, personal instability, race issues raising from the grave, nations against nations. The earth is shaking and shifting. It is pulling us to shake and shift with it. The Divine is speaking to us through nature. It is telling us that in the midst of apparent chaos everything is possible if we step inside where our true being resides. We have a little box filled with precious jewels. It is time to find it and share our gifts with the world. The time has come to speak up and stand tall as a universal community, to burn down the bridges keeping us apart rebuilding one where we could all walk in harmony spreading grace and happiness; to recover our nature which is not hate but love and understanding.

Written words, old beliefs, indoctrination, and manipulation have been the tools used to control the masses. Truth has been adapted to what is convenient to those claiming to have all the answers. Life has shown me that she has her ways to stir us up.  I choose to begin my day following the call of nature. I chose to walk by faith but not blind; to be faithful to who I am, and to speak my truth even if it is casted as an act of disobedience.

A blind can’t lead a blind, but that’s how we have chosen to live in the past.  The consequences are all around us. What would happen if we let love lead us then; unselfish, unconditional, understanding, respectful of differences, and welcoming of what makes us one?  Hopefully, this is not just wishful thinking. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

In Times of Loss...Rejoice

I have been quiet for a while putting together the pieces of losing my father. It has been a time of reflection, being strong for my mother, and expressing the blessing of having shared with him for almost half a century.

Losing a loved one is always hard no matter how prepare we think we are. For me, although it hurts, it has been a time of reassurance. A firm believer of life beyond life, I decided to express my gratitude for all the years, moments, and lessons learned. Next to his body, I knew his spirit was watching over me on his way to new beginnings. A man of God as he was, I know he would have wanted me to do just that, rejoice in a life well lived, serving others through his pastoral and teaching lifetime duties. It was eye opening to see former students and colleagues, couples he had married, adults he baptized as children, old friends recalling funny or life changing events.

And when everyone was mourning in pain, I mourned my way. Having the ocean as my setting and submerged in the waters of nature, praying in gratitude for my father’s soul, immersing in a one on one conversation with him, and saying thank you with a smile; letting him go with every wave knowing that we will see each other again.

Like he would always say, there’s a time for everything in life…

“ and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace,” ~ Ecclesiastes 3~


Life is a constant prayer.


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Adultery by Paulo Coelho

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great story by Paulo Coehlo. Real life down to earth characters struggling to find the meaning of life; a mirror of what we all go through day by day. The amazing story of Linda makes us ponder and question. What's life's ultimate purpose? What force moves us? What is it that we should all strive for?

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