What is Self Mastery ?

What is Self Mastery ?

In a nutshell , self mastery is self control. Further defined, self mastery enables one to have say in how her/his life unfolds. It is a simple path yet it is not easy.

You becoming new  can potentially be a  daily happening as each insight, each realization is received…by you. Continuing practice strengthens your ability to choose how you respond in the moment to life’s ups and downs.

That singular moment of choice determines your future direction.

Beginning levels are about creating a strong foundation for your life long journey . There is more to us than most of us know through personal experience.

The movies and some seemingly harmless psychotrophic drugs may give glimpses of the more ” glamorous ” aspects of self discovery   with  disproportionate  importance.  Some weekend workshops promise you the hard earned diligence of lifetimes ,that of becoming a  master,  an avatar,  for a fee and minor inconvenience to your schedule.

And still, quietly,  the natural path of  self discovery , travelled  by  the ancient wise ones, is alive and well. It requires our enthusiastic  and ,undeterred  desire to do and be better people. It requires commitment to discover our more expansive selves.

You will find no isms here as you enter into your true heart.

Let your heart be your guide. It will call out to you in ways you cannot ignore when you are ready to learn more.  Pay attention.

Many paths lead to self mastery. I share glimpses of  my study and practice of fifteen years thru classes and coaching.

 

 

 

Is it depression …?

u may not b depressed , u may just b carrying around old  feelings

of yours or others there

 

you may not really have pain there

it may be  u stuck feelings u didnt want to feel there

 

u may not be  forever scattered

you mught just need to center yourself

 

going in circles ?

repeating non productive behaviors or treading water  ?

 

its time for an energy shower

if u choose.

are u ready?

turn the pages herein

a  path lies

before u,

i can show you

how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America ‘s Shame

If you have grown up in America you know exactly what this title means. You know how it works.

The paradigm is I win-you lose . All our schooling prepares us for that day when we enter the world untethered to find our way in the competition for a good life.

Some of us won’t win. We see them out of  the corner of our eyes.We care about them after we win….a little. Not enough to make them winners, however.

We learn to shape the truth to our needs. Its a little white lie we say with a sheepish grin, that’s all. How could anyone fault us for that?

We discover that whether its work or play, home or away, we have no idea if we can trust what  most people say . We wear so many layers of masks , we no longer understand how others view us. We actually believe we are putting on a pretty impressive show.

Anyone who has travelled internationally or read international news can tell you, Americans are only fooling themselves. Perhaps instead of pretending it will all be better when a new president is in office, perhaps we get down to the real work of change .

Let’s first accept where we are.What are our strengths ? Where can we improve as a nation? Who or what needs immediate attention? What are my motives when I go out in to the world everyday?

A people willing to be blind to their own unwise choices cannot possibly attract a wise ,honest leader. Like attracts like.

Let’s detox. If you ‘ve lived in America for a while, you will come to want to do that,We don’t live in isolation. We affect each other.

It’s work. Clearing old ways takes courage and will and love for who you are and you can become.

The journey is rich . It gives back with every step.

Don’t take my word for it, keep asking for direction from your wiser, higher self. You will find your way .

Americans can own their shame for choosing, with eyes wide open, self interest over  the health and welfare of all.

Life will become sacred to you . Precious .

HeartLinked

another birth has occurred

a newer version of  me emerges .

this one able to hold

more light

this one aware of being

one speck

in the cosmos

yet part of

all there is.

this one

able to see

from above

the fray

and yet be in the fray

linking with all

hearts

shining

and enlightening

all that

desires the light

simply

by being itself ,

holding steady

anchoring light

allowing

love

to evolve

on the earth,

in the earth

all the while

becoming a

medium

for hearts to

spiral upwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me? Love”Them ” ?

Did I know the extent of the damage I had done to myself in judging  the past? I carried it with me like truckloads of judged  art that no one loved.

INflamed tissues, bleeding from within bursting with  unforgiven tears, stopped healthy growth in its tracts.

Yes, i prevented me from prospering, from releasing  that which  needed to go

i was like a thing that had eaten away at itself.

thinking i was revealing the wrongs of others,  them,  i was also striking at me that i could not see

thank u other, i bow to you , i owe my ever greater vision of wholeness to

you

Thinking i was due what they had earned ate away at my sense of self. My gifts went cold waiting for my gratitude and attention.

i lost  desire to nurture  all of me.

yes, all the proper emotions are there to make me a fitting case for sympathy. yet sympathy is inadequate to heal a broken heart. it is too weak  to penetrate into the depths of pain waiting to be healed

decisive , soft, fiercely true , is the love i must know

when i choose fear , fear is what i see in every turn. when i choose love, i see the love that has always been  and always will be there, sitting with me guarding me, walking with me into the way ahead

it is simple to understand. it is not easy to know.

i shall keep on going.

loving more all the while.

 

 

 

 

 

To Heartlink

When you love someone, the best thing you can give is your presence. How can you love someone if you are not there?”Thich Nhat Hanh

You and I must show up. We walk in the world masking  ourselves and our strengths. It’s safer that way. No odd looks, ostracism. We can feel that we belong , included.

We know in our inner most hearts we are different . There’s no need to try to convince ourselves otherwise.

We try  to fool others yet they sense that there is something more, that we aren’t showing them all our cards. As we look around the world we see what the result of swallowing one’s words, sitting on one’s wisdom can be.

Devastating.

Education is integral to the process of change. Otherwise, we swim around in circles in our old ways gaining neither depth,insight,  nor the muscular advantage provided through challenge.

Enjoy becoming ever more  courageous and present with them.

Happy Holi-days

Books ( most of these are older , yet timely )

The  INitiate ( series of 3 )

Oversoul Seven

Mahatma 1 and 2-  Brian Grattan

Crystal Alchemy – Michael King

Nursing by Heart- Julie Skinner

Eckert Tolle’s books

 

 

 

Your Journey is Mine,too.

your journey is mine
too.
i can turn away from your pain
to save myself
act as if i don’t see it
it’s not part of my life
i have enough concerns already
all believed to safely justify
selfishness
i am better than u
after all, right? . i am bigger. i have more.
and that makes it okay for me
to let u struggle alone.
i am  more important,
more necessary to the world
why should i have to bear the consequence
of what u create?
whether it is my hand talking to my little finger
or me to u
it is the same result
we are connected.
and what u can or cannot do and be
affects me
affects the potential
of the whole
unity exists already in  consciousness
beyond the
mundane,
in potential
waiting to
be made manifest
by our  desire
to know it
oneness already is
a state of being
we ask for its expression
in  this now
heart to heart.

7/6/16