Posts Tagged ‘Abundance’

What Time Is It?

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It’s pickle time!

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Deconstructing Bully Culture: Shaming Class and Poverty, and Those Who Stand

Going along with the recent themes of money, abundance, sharing, and courageously, unapologetically creating and living into a new paradigm, Jamie sheds light in even more of the complex nooks and crannies, including the ways we — as individuals and as a culture — often internalize and even perpetuate the shaming and attacks on what Jamie calls “those who stand.” In a world that tells us only to value certain things in certain ways — and to treat humans (and the material realm, including our planet) like trash, the greatest potential for liberation and change comes from recognizing the manipulative, disempowering messages for what they are and then, consciously, choosing to break free and chart new territory.

How DO we choose to treat others and our Earth? In which ways do our gifts find acceptance and thus enable us to serve in bigger ways? How can each of us hone courage, clarity and compassion so that what needs offering finds receptors in a broken world?

Thank you, Jamie, for continuing and expanding this important discussion as the old structures continue to fail and crumble. Opportunities await for those who can find their way through the rubble — or find ways to build cairns from shattered foundation stones. Love and blessings!

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“But human beings are not trash. We are the civilizing force on the planet.” ~ Chris Offutt, “Trash Food”

I came across a couple of articles this morning that stirred the fire-pot … you know, that liquid lava center that lets you know when something has hit nigh on “what breaks your heart, what makes you angry” — two questions that help you get right at your innate motivation.

The fire-stirring articles are aboutclass, wealth (or the lack of it), poverty (in financial terms, cuz there are a whole lot of ways a person or culture can be impoverished), and internalized shame and thus internalized oppression … and likely a lot of other potentially debilitating conceptions that get laid on thick in a Bully Culture.

The whole issue also points to a certain wealth of spirit,and considerable creativity, among other things…

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Lightworkers and Abundance

Health, wealth, love — on the personal level, for humanity, for our planet: certain themes have recurred throughout the past eleven-and-a-half years of sessions.

When we hear the term “Abundance” we often think of “money,” but the desire for Abundance really covers much more than dollars or euros. We live in such an interconnected world with so many macro- issues that we can easily become overwhelmed or discouraged, even though shifting our own internal and micro- reality offers the biggest chance of positively affecting the whole.

Whenever we allow ourselves to receive improved health, greater prosperity, and experience more love, we enact a sort of sympathetic magic. Our body, mind, spirit and soul become a mini-world, and each instance of greater Abundance enlivens the collective consciousness. We may not as individuals feel powerful enough to return our government to its core principles, change our sickcare system to one that promotes wellness, or shift our society to one that values love, integrity and cooperation; however, when we reclaim sovereignty over our bodies and our reality creation, and when we practice love, soul integration and community involvement, we become the vehicles for those energies to expand in our world.

Today I just wanted to remind everyone that by refocusing, remembering and reigniting our attention and intentions, we can truly change not just ourselves, but also our entire world. We can do so with Love, and forgiving ourselves for what we have not yet done often allows just the internal shift we need in order to get started where we are.

As Gurumukh says, “You must start wherever you are, because if you don’t start somewhere, you’ll be nowhere.”

In an article called, “When the Fight for the Environment Feels Hopeless,” Jared Michaels reminds us: “If we engage with life knowing that we are the dynamic, ever-changing universe itself, we will find tremendous agency.”

In the Unity book, “Both Riches and Honor,” Annie Rix Militz shares this wonderful observation, which can apply to worldly riches but also to all the showers of “unfair” blessings that good, caring people often struggle to welcome into their lives:

“Worldly riches have been feared, despised, condemned, and even hated by spiritual aspirants, because of ignorance of how to be in them and yet not of them, how to possess them and not be possessed by them. Doubtless this attitude of repudiating and ignoring wealth is less deceiving than the other error; greed and the worship of money and the fear of losing riches. But the really wise avoid both attitudes through knowing worldly wealth to be but a reflection of the real, spiritual riches that must be sought first, last and always. Having found the riches of heaven, you cannot escape the riches of earth unless you purposely repudiate them.”

Having found the riches of heaven, you cannot escape the riches of earth unless you purposely repudiate them. For some reason that line just jumped off the page at me. We live in a world in which so many Lightworkers, healers, and generally kind and loving folks are so concerned about becoming possessed by our positive manifestations that we reject them before they arrive. Each of us does this to varying degrees in different areas of life, depending on our own individual programming, issues, experiences or past life bleed-through. If we can each — today — budge our needle of acceptance just a little to the right, the outpouring of Grace on our planet would be incredible! And after today comes another today, and another after that.

“Little by little, one travels far.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” ~Tolkien

Morning Blessings from Reverend Angela

Heart

AFFIRM:

Today I remember the truth: that Spirit is the source
of all things, that there is never an obstacle to the good
that I seek, that all the resources and creativity I need are to be
found within. The source of all life, myself included, is an
Infinitely Creative Presence which is always making itself known
by means of humankind’s endless creative nature. I am totally
aligned with this field of creative genius.

Big, bold, wonderful ideas are always in my thoughts, in my heart,
and in my life…because I open to accept them with all of my Being.
And so it is.

©2013 Angela Peregoff | All rights reserved. Please feel free to copy and share these copyrighted Blessings with your friends, letting them know the source and inviting them to visit my website, AngelaPeregoff.com

Abundance is Inevitable

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Non-Violent Revolution, Occupy Wall Street and Human Evolution, I thought I’d post this Abraham-Hicks video:

Humanity itself has something stuck in its vibration that has allowed this imbalance to occur. There is no real enemy outside of ourselves; no one can do to us what we don’t on some level attract and allow. We are magnificent creators! Let’s alllllllowwwww the change we seek. Let’s allow the freedom we seek. Let’s enjoy the flow. I actually posted this video because it’s 5:55 in length. Be the change. Bring the change!

Over the Rainbow

While unearthing an external harddrive, I stumbled upon my fifth grade journal. The bubbly cursive encouraged me to toss it aside, but after several synchronous openings — like pow between the eyes synchronicities — I decided to give it further perusal.

As part of “Simple Abundance,” Sarah Ban Breathnach encourages women to find a picture of themselves at age 10, because she feels this is the age at which women tend to begin losing themselves. I was a tomboy at 10, complete with Laura Ingalls Wilder braids, brown, sun-kissed skin and mildly buck teeth. I wore knees socks. (OK, I still do, but at 10 I even wore them with shorts!) When I went through Simple Abundance in 1997, I found a perfect photo of myself walking on stilts while wearing pink shorts, white kneesocks and very long braids. My face looks down in joyful concentration. I think my dad took the photo right before I started laughing so hard I fell of the stilts. Yep, some things haven’t changed!

Or rather, they have. But they’ve cycled back as I’ve allowed more joy and play into my life. I was startled to find some things I thought I had recently rediscovered from high school, except apparently in high school I had been rediscovering my fifth grade self. In addition to an orobourus of LOVE and a frog king (those of you who’ve read Schizandra and the Gates of Mu will know the significance of this), I also found evidence of studying codes and symbols and portals. There are short stories, including one about a “Backwards Dog” who has brain injuries, and another called, “Over the Rainbow.” Um, If I Only Had a Brain Injury? Sometimes I feel like my life is the orobourus of LOVE!

In any case, I thought I’d share Over the Rainbow:

The day had been a sunny one, until all of a sudden the rain had come pouring down. The odd thing about it was not that the rain had come on so suddenly, but that the sun had not stopped shining.

Martha, a child considered odd by her many brothers and sisters, was outside during this strange occurence. The girl looked up and saw a beautiful rainbow. She had heard of there being gold at the end of rainbows but its beauty satisfied her.

The rainbow lasted for days. Martha sat entranced by its glowing colors.

One day Oscar, Martha’s eldest brother looked up from his video game and saw the rainbow. He too had heard of gold being at the end of a rainbow. He packed up his knapsack and got a large bag. Unfortunately, the other children wanted to know what their brother was up to. At first, Oscar was reluctant to tell him where he was going, but soon the children forced him to tell them.

All the children wanted to go with him. That is almost all. Martha didn’t hold with her brother’s greedy ideas. She wanted to sit and watch as birds flew across the rainbow. Then she thought of Leprechauns. How nice it would be to have one as a friend! She packed up her knapsacks and said good-bye to her bewildered parents. Then, she set off.

Now I’ll bet you are wondering what happened to her brothers and sisters. The brothers and sisters set off with flying imaginations of gold and the beautiful things they could buy with it. The children traveled for months without success. Martha, however, found a Leprechaun right away. They two became great friends. The Leprechaun introduced Martha to the other Leprechauns. They liked her so much that they asked her to stay and live with them. Martha gratefully accepted.

She stayed with the Leprechauns for the rest of her long life.

As for her brothers and sisters, as far as we know, they are still searching for their gold. Their greed has taken them no place but over the rainbow and into the clouds.

Inspiration

I collect quotes and gather words, just for fun. Here are a few of my recent favorites:

“Wherever you are is the entry point.”
–Kabir

“I felt in need of a great pilgrimage so I sat still for three days and God came
to me.” –Kabir

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one
door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific
will come no matter how dark the present.” –Tagore

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” –Tagore

“The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it
happens.” –Rilke

“For what I possess seems far away and what has disappeared proves real.” –Goethe

“Condemnation does not liberate. It oppresses.” –Carl Jung

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” –Joseph Campbell

“Love is a friendship set to music.” –Joseph Campbell

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell

“If it’s that difficult for a rich man to get into heaven, think how terrible it must be for a poor man to get in. He doesn’t even have a bribe for the gatekeeper.” –Reverend Ike

“The mind is its own place, and in itself/ can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. Awake, arise or be forever fall’n.” –John Milton

I was also listening to Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album and found embedded in the “Sheep” track, the 23rd Psalm:

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

… I’ve always loved the 23rd Psalm, but I was so surprised to find it on Animals! I keep having dreams about the number 37, which corresponds to the King of Cups in the Tarot. My cup runneth over … Wishing each and every one of you an abundant life and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!