The Word of the Month for September, 2019 is the word Silence. The saboteur of Silence is Noise. Silence is a key ingredient to meditation. You may have a quiet place meditate, but there can still be a lot of noise in your own mind once you sit down to rest. We must learn to find the silence within ourselves throughout the day, in order to heal our own minds, and to find a place where we can respond to whatever is in front of us instead of merely reacting. How do we access this space? Practice!
This podcast was recorded on Sunday, August 4th in Oceanside, Ca. We spoke about the word of the month for July, which was acceptance. The saboteur of acceptance is denial.
Remember that acceptance is not a condemning or condoning energy. It is an acceptance that this is what is on the table. It is where clarity and insight begins.
The word of the Month for August is Creativity and the saboteur is Conformity. Creativity and intuition are very closely related words. Listening inside ourselves, and learning to trust our own ideas, is a very natural process. Conformity bypasses listening to ourselves in favor of whatever ideas might seem normal. In order to move forward, deep listening with creative ears is required to solve problems as they arise.
The video for this month is a departure from our ‘normal’ format of late, so that we could explore creatively – with friends!
The following piece was written in the early morning hours on that fateful day in August, when once again hate found a way to express its narcissistic ways on the world stage. Let us not conform to complacency in the face of direct violence. Let us have the courage to rise up as individuals and pour the power of love into creative solutions.
This is not weak, sentimental emotions that I am speaking of, this is the power of love! Let us be aware that words always reveal our thoughts and let us use that power not to create blame and hate, but instead, let us be individuals who have the audacity to thrive as empathetic beings.
Speak out, yes; call for action, yes. Let us be courageous enough to push past the dangers of conformity to groups who endorse violence. Let us strengthen our consciousness as individuals and come together with others to think and act with the power of intelligent love.
Let us stand up in the face of hate and dare to move forward with strength and dignity to unite and defeat this menacing energy with the commitment to never submit our thoughts, words and actions into hateful energies of any kind.
May peace be with us all.Read more