As usual, I cannot find the words to speak what I truly want to.
The saying in this graphic image says part of it.
I just want to express the following things:
- It doesn’t matter what you are going through. You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
- It doesn’t matter what you look like. You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
- It doesn’t matter what you DO. You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
- You never did anything wrong. Nor did anyone else. You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
- I am not succinct enough to describe what I’m talking about. Thankfully, there are others who are. You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
- If you have come across this post on this website, there is a reason. The reason is that you are supposed to read my older posts. Especially the ones about mirroring everyone that we come into contact with. Remember: You are worthy. Of everything amazing and beautiful.
This is all.
I’m still around! I’m still on a spiritual path, more intensely than ever. But I’m finding it very difficult to write about my experiences and share all of the learnings from them. They occur within my heart, mind and spirit, and as many of you know, it’s difficult to explain these kinds of things in mere words. I feel I’m being called to “live” my truths as opposed to “sharing them in words”. It is nearly impossible to intellectualize and explain Spirit.
So instead, I’ll post a couple of poems/sayings to explain what I’m doing/thinking/practicing these days.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
I bolded that last part for a reason. This poem is so intriguing because it could be read from any level of consciousness and be understood at that level. You can read this poem and see it from a religious viewpoint; you can read it from a martyr’s viewpoint; you can read it from a hopeless viewpoint (i.e., everyone sucks, so what is the point?); or you can see it from a metaphysical and/or spiritual viewpoint.
This is my viewpoint: God is Everyone. Everyone is God. Treat them (and yourself) accordingly.
That’s what I’ve begun to put into practice. And practicing I am… day by day, by day by day.
Here’s another good one:
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts. [...]
There is so much I can try and articulate. However, at this point, I believe it’s best that I just live my life in the way I am learning to. Then one day when I’ve had the full experience, I can write about it and explain it clearly.
People on a spiritual path often wonder what the REAL truth is.
Some people think they know the truth. Some people search frantically for it. Some people know that they know a little of the truth, but not the Whole Truth.
For those wondering what the ultimate Truth is, this may help: Picture an upwards spiral… a spiral of Light, Knowledge, and Truth. Everyone is on a different part of the spiral. On each part of the spiral, people have different understandings of the Truth. People on some of the lower levels of the spiral believe certain things. People on higher levels of the spiral believe other things. When people reach a certain height on the spiral, they don’t just believe things, they know things, because they experience things. They actually experience the Truth.
Of course, at lower [and other] levels of the spiral, people also experience a Truth. They experience their version of the Truth. Just as people high on the spiral experience their version of Truth.
So what, exactly, IS the real Truth?
Of course, there is only one Ultimate Truth. However, you have to reach the top of the spiral to experience and know it. Some call this Enlightenment. On the way up the spiral, you will experience many other Truths as well. It doesn’t mean that your version of the Truth at a lower level is wrong; it simply means you are at that particular level of the spiral. Eventually, you and everyone else will make your way up the spiral and experience greater Truths.
This post is dedicated to those of you out there who are confused, doubting and/or angry about something you might have believed in the past or present. There is no reason to be angry about what you believed in the past that turned out not to be ‘true’. If you look at it as just another place on the upwards spiral, or a step on a stairway to Light, it will make it much more bearable, much more sensible. People believe what they are capable of believing, what they have experienced and know in their hearts. It doesn’t make them, or you, wrong.
A little puppy love goes a long way!
A sweet little brown puppy came into my life recently. The current owner (who cannot keep him) intended to give him to me as a gift, but I found out that the particular breed is not allowed in my apartment complex.
However, I have had chances to go and visit the puppy a couple of times since. And what a gift he was and is:
(The first picture is from when he was a few weeks younger. No, that is not me in the background holding him. The bottom picture from very recently).
I know he just looks like an adorable puppy. But I have had such loving experiences with him. For example, when I went to visit him, he came up to me, all excited to see me (even though he presumably didn’t know me?!) and licked me to death. That day he also decided to take a nap next to me, and I felt the need to stroke him lovingly. I swear, just an experience like that was so special to me. I felt his love so strongly. It healed me, to an extent. Occasionally he would wake up while I was stroking him, smile contentedly and go back to sleep.
There is almost nothing so precious to me as gently and lovingly stroking a sleeping puppy.
Animals are such a blessing to us! If I had it my way, I would have a big ranch-like house and take care of dogs, cats, horses and cows. They are all so special.
So I ask, what animal has touched your heart recently? Do you think it was an accident? Because it was not.
Update on the puppy:
I found the puppy a good home with loving people who will treat him right. I will probably never see him again, but that’s OK. I am just glad he will be taken care of.