A Bigger Universal Perspective… Think Like a Hawk

Imagine yourself sitting on the ground. You lift up a large stone & there before you exposed for your observation are a myriad of smaller life forms… bugs, worms, snails, slugs & the like… all busily…even frenetically going about their business of living their lives in their earthly environment. The closer you look, the more you tap into how each species performs their tasks for survival as well as how they interact with each other in a more communal way.
Now picture yourself as a hawk… gliding along on the wind currents… ever aware & observant from high above all that is going on below. The hawk is capable of seeing exactly what it needs to see from great distances. It doesn’t need to tune into all the details… only those which support its own life & true survival.
Nature is a wonderful & wise teacher… microcosm/ macrocosm. When we fallible humans get caught up in the “emotionality” of a situation, it then becomes very difficult to access it with the clarity needed to find a viable solution. “Emotion” is about feeling… something we need to be able to connect with to be healthy & well-rounded. It comes from a natural tendency & need to give & receive. “Emotionality” on the other hand, is about drama & being triggered into a reaction to something that has wounded us prior to that. Operating from that vantage point never serves us well so it’s important to recognize the difference.
If we can learn to mentally stand back out of the chaos that so often permeates life & observe it from a more Universal vantage point, we automatically give ourselves the gift of seeing any given situation with much more clarity & truth. It also allows us to see a new perspective in relation to the level of importance we tend to assign things out of misplaced emotion, something by the way… the animal kingdom never does. What may have appeared to be much more important when we’re right in the middle of it often is merely a drop in the bucket when we consider the bigger picture, especially when we can let go of our fear & ego & see it for what is really is.
That my friends, is a recipe for true freedom & peace of mind & when all else fails, just remember… this too shall pass.

Get Curious… Remember…

Finding the Freedom to be Who We’re Meant to Be

A few years ago I was in the business of using design and color to invoke interest and feeling in various homes which were going on the market. I noticed a wide the variety of colors in the rich, abundant and beautiful woods in my neighborhood. The branches of the trees mottled with white spots that looked like randomly splattered paint and that vibrant, neon-green lichen especially caught my eye and my creative juices began flowing as I imagined using pieces of them in a variety of ways in my design projects. I thought to myself, “This idea will give me a nice, little, creative edge in my work!” The field of staging had become fairly competitive by then.

Then one day as I entered the Interior Design Center showrooms in downtown Seattle, I was surprised to see those same beautiful branches displayed just as I had imagined them! How could that be? There was no way they had copied the idea from me. I then began to see décor from the natural world more and more in a variety of stores and catalogs. I later came to understand it was the Universe’s way of beginning the push to re-connect mankind and Nature, something the majority of mankind had lost long ago. There was a Higher reason.

This phenomenon occurred many times, in many ways after this first realization and my training in the field of physics & energy allowed me to finally understand the dynamic at play in these situations. Just as we learned in school, everything is made up of energy. This also includes our thoughts and words… ALL of them!

There exists a field of collective consciousness which is fed on a continual basis by the masses. We each contribute to it but we also” receive” from it… usually without even realizing it.

This poses two important issues well worth our consideration:

1-      With this in mind, WHAT IF… mankind began to be more aware, disciplined & responsible regarding individual thoughts and words? It’s the Law of Reverberation in the science of physics… The energy put forth multiplies ten-fold and reverberates back again, continuing to expand ten-fold. That offers a whole different perspective for the individual and collective power we humans actually have to affect change instead of the hopelessness and helplessness we so often feel instead. Could it be that the problem was never about our Power but simply about seeing it from a different point of view?

2-      Our thoughts aren’t always our own. So how do we determine which are actually ours vs. someone else’s? The only way I’ve found for myself to recognize what’s mine is to continually work to get to know myself. It’s an inside job and what it lacks in simplicity it more than makes up for in personal benefit! I was continually “told” growing up I was” supposed” to be this or do that. Ahhh… those lovely expectations we all seem to get saddled with early on in life… I was presented with a variety of labels and beliefs leading me to assume I was simply a “genetic-sponge” destined to follow in the footsteps of my family members… for better or worse. Despite it all, I discovered my own truth. My authentic self… the person I truly came here to be… was none of those things at all. In fact, I’m much more than the sum of them all! Who knew?!

If you’re someone who really values the FREEDOM to be who you’re meant to be & to live your own life being true to that (maybe with a little adventure along the way to boot!…), this is an excellent place to take that first step.

To really claim our authentic selves, we have to first recognize who we AREN”T.

GET CURIOUS AND HUNGRY FOR WHAT’S INSIDE AND THEN GET READY TO BE SURPRISED & EMPOWERED!