The School of Life

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Everyone you meet is a divine appointment and opportunity for growth. Remember that you chose to come here. You are not a victim of the human experience. The human experience is a choice. Earth is a school. Rumi believed that each of us is the universe experiencing itself and learning through itself. Every person you have ever met, every person you know, and every person you will ever meet is here to teach you something. Your interpretations of the lessons learned determines your outlook and your experience here. Choose your thoughts about others wisely. Look at others through the lens of compassion.

Ego versus Eco

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I have been a vegetarian of over 11 years and a vegan just recently. I always respected the innocence of animals and never wanted any animal to be in pain. This journey started when I realized that animals were not just being killed quickly, but absolutely tortured their entire lives. Throughout the years I have been teased, bullied, harassed, and manipulated into eating animal products unbeknownst to me. My philosophy became one that I wouldn’t tell you how I feel about you eating meat, if you would stop teasing me about being a vegetarian. This sense of complacency has really bothered me recently.

I thought I was doing the world a favor by being “respectful” of other people’s lives. Unfortunately, I forgot one other perspective: the animals. Now that I know that human beings are one with life, all creatures are beings created by God and who am I to stop another heart beat? Our notion that animals were put here for us to eat is extremely primitive in nature and an ego-based thought. When did killing become a sport? There are so many healthy alternatives to meat that killing anything is now just a game.

If you won’t stop eating meat for the animal, let me tell you how this energy is affecting your being. When bodies are stressed and fearful, chemicals are released. These chemicals are not taken from animal meat before you consume it. If you can picture your energy as a big ball around you, and everything you say, think, and eat powers this energy, would you want to power your energy with toxic fear? Fear is what keeps us from experiencing true oneness with God. Once this truth is realized, eating meat becomes blasphemous. Every being has a divine spark of light within.

Affirm: I am one with all of God’s creation.

Myth Buster: Unrequited Love

Unrequited love does not exist in our universe. Consider the text book definition. The dictionary defines unrequited as “not reciprocated or returned in kind.” I am already hearing the cries, “But Johnny didn’t love me!” or “I was never good enough for him!” or better yet, “She never even noticed me.” I still stand by my statement that unrequited love is a myth in this universe.

Why a myth, you ask? Love is a form of energy, and energy in our universe is never really lost. As a society, we have gotten so caught up in the physicality of “boy meets girl- falls in love” that we lose the sense of what love really is. Consider that everything in the universe is connected with energy. Consciousness in essence is where your thoughts dwell. While some may stay locked in the cause and effect, linear mentality, others transcend that limiting belief. Some say that the smallest shift in consciousness can ripple throughout time and space. One physical moment of deep love can leave it’s ripple effect throughout your entire life unbeknownst to you for most of your physical life.

Love is the highest vibrational emotion you can emit. In the material world, if you find yourself getting caught up loving someone who does not seem to physically reciprocate your feelings, remember that the energy you are emitting is never wasted and should not discourage you from being a vessel of love. Many people will harden their hearts to keep the hurt out, but in truth you are only hurting the self from cutting it off from the universe. Be as soft as you were before the seemingly unpleasant experience. The universe always matches your vibrational frequency. If you find yourself sending love to someone and physically, they do not do the same, do not let it bring you down. Stay in love. Be open to receiving it back from the universe in other ways– even though it is not what you originally expected. The universe can shower back your love in many different ways: more leisure, abundance, golden opportunities, or new loving people in your life. The possibilities are endless. The truth is we do live in a very loving universe. Unrequited love was invented by man’s meek understanding of the notion of love from a very physical perspective. Love is always returned to you, no matter how different the outward appearance may initially seem.

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Manifestation with Einstein

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Choose your thoughts carefully. What you focus on becomes your reality.”
– Albert Einstein

I’m convinced Einstein was listening to whispers of the divine. He understood thoughts are energy and where your thoughts dwell will actually manifest the reality around you. Keeping your focus is a worthwhile discipline that can transform your life.The one who manifests their dreams understands that energetically you must feel like the experience you seek is already here in spiritual truth. Believe in it so much that it doesn’t have a choice but to eventually materialize in the material world.

Watch your beliefs and thoughts about others. If you focus on others’ shadows and faults, you can manifest and attract more negative experiences and who wants that? The opposite is also true. You will always find what you seek. Look at others from the highest perspective: compassion. There may be a time in your life when you may have been ignorant to what you know now.
Forgive others for their ignorance and focus on the good in life. Be an example of peace and peace will be returned to you in your experiences. Give any worries or cares to God and the angels, or whoever you spiritually align with. Trust you are being helped. We truly live in a loving universe. Always be positive. The universe responds to your vibrations you are emitting and delivers it right back to you in your experiences! How cool is that? Choose wisely.

Affirm daily: I am surrounded by loving, helpful, and healthful people.

A Poem for Freedom

Within the locks of conscious minds
Are whispers beckoning you to find
The miracle that awaits within,
Somewhere buried beneath your skin.

For something is never lost for long,
When it’s presence has been there all along.
There’s no escaping destiny.
There’s no where left for you to flee.

When the walls you’ve built come crashing down,
Only then will you be found.
Eyes wide open, we patiently wait
For love to open the golden gate.

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Making Decisions from a Place of Awareness

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When you find yourself making tough decisions, look inward. What are your insides telling you? Tapping into your intuition will help you make a decision from a place of awareness instead of fear. As a living being, you are wired to be a perfect vessel for energy. Nikola Tesla says it best: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Everyone has an inner truth detector when tapping into the energy of others. I think of it like sensing chord and key changes in music. When you hear a music chord progression go from playing a major chord to a minor chord, your whole body can feel that change. When you really tune into what someone is saying, and they lie, your body feels the energy of the lie in the same way you would a change in key. Something feels wrong, or out of perfect harmony.

Many people repeat untruths while not being consciously aware they are lying. There are a many misconceptions that are repeated as fact within society. When confronted with decisions in life, it is best to keep a bird’s eye view. By this, I mean to look at your life and your overall purpose from a broader perspective. By tuning into your inner guidance, you can feel which step is the best next step to take. Does this bring me closer to my life’s purpose or away from it? Which action brings you more peace? Your inner truth detector will help you navigate through the untruths.

If you find that you are having difficulty in feeling your inner guidance, I would suggest clearing the chakras through meditation. A guided meditation for chakra clearing would be a good place to start. I personally like Doreen Virtue’s “Chakra Clearing” meditation CD. You will notice that as time goes on, and you are clearing your chakras regularly, your intuition will become much more clear. As you rediscover yourself and your intuition, your path will become illuminated. You may never know exactly where your life is going, but your guidance will help you know which next step to take. Do not stand still based in fear. Charge forward fearlessly. Open up to endless possibilities. Once you make a clear decision, the Universe will answer and bring you everything you need along the way. Have faith, be fearless, be light.

Manifesting with Peaceful Thoughts on World Peace Day

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In honor of world peace day, I am focusing on peaceful, loving thoughts towards all on Earth. Never underestimate the power of thought. Everything in your life was once a thought. Thoughts are a form of energy that manifests itself through our physical action steps. Realizing that thoughts create and attract your reality is the key to manifesting a beautiful, meaningful life for yourself. If you could imagine the world as a big, glass house and our negative thoughts as stones, you can start to imagine the implications of negative feelings or thoughts. Many have used this analogy of a glass house for negative words or name-calling, assuming words are the only means we have to communicate what we individually think to the world. I am taking it a step further and saying thoughts as stones for a reason. Consider that everything really is a part of the divine, or infinite wisdom. Imagine your thoughts are not only fueling yourself, but also this infinite wisdom, because in truth you are a child of the divine. What if you thought a mean comment about somebody? What if you and this person truly are connected to this infinite wisdom? Consequently, on an energetic level you and this other person are connected. Could the other person feel this thought-attack? The answer is yes according to many. This is what is known as a “psychic attack”. This can sometimes even cause a person physical pain or mental fatigue, even though the person may not be consciously aware of where this energy is coming from.

What this means as a society is that everyone’s masks are falling down. As people realize we are all connected, a newfound respect for all of life is discovered. We can no longer pretend that everything is okay when we feel deep down it is not. The most liberating time of our lives is upon us. No more lies, not even white lies are in our future. The song “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson really speaks to me on this topic. If everyone looked inside and made a mental change to feed the positive energy in their minds with positive thoughts and not the ego-centric naysayer, the world would change in miraculous ways right before our eyes. We are the only ones holding ourselves back. Let’s change that and evolve.

We all historically have judged each other to the point that people find it extremely difficult to trust others, and for good, logical reason based solely on past experience. I don’t know about all of you but I am so tired of letting the past dictate our future. Advanced Statistics was difficult for me for a reason, not because I couldn’t understand the process of how to find something out based on the data given but because the overall concepts do not align with my own personal beliefs. When the future of the world becomes more open and unpredictable, stats will become obsolete. The past will no longer be an accurate predictor of our future.

I truly want to show everyone that the cliches are true, that if you can dream it, you can truly accomplish it. The truth is, we are all prophets and manifesters. I have to quote a lyric of a Sheryl Crow song: “Every man is his own prophet; every prophet, just a man.” I believe each of us have intuitive capabilities and potential for deep spiritual growth. Of course, look into your heart to see if this resonates with your soul. I pray that you all find that place. It is not impossible, no matter how far away you feel from your spirituality. You can change absolutely everything about your life. It is never too late to join the party. Together, everyday can be world peace day.