Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sharing Your Gift with Others

by Madisyn Taylor

Your earthly existence provides you with ample opportunity to explore your purpose and use your gifts.

The gifts we are born with and those that we work to develop throughout our lives vary in form and function. Some we find use for every day while others are only useful in specific circumstances. Yet many times we overlook opportunities to share our unique gifts with others. It may be fear of criticism that holds us back or the paralyzing weight of uncertainty. Ultimately, we doubt that our innate talents and practiced skills can truly add value to others’ lives. But it is the world as a whole that benefits when we willingly share our gifts. Whether you have been blessed with the ability to awaken beautiful emotions in others through art or industry, or your aptitudes transmit more practical advantages, your gifts are a part of who you are. As you make use of those gifts as best you can, be assured that your contribution to worldly well-being will not be overlooked.

Your personal power is defined in part by your gifts. To use your talents is to demonstrate to the world that you understand yourself and are truly attuned to your capabilities. Your earthly existence provides you with ample opportunity to explore your purpose, to utilize your skills in a life-affirming way, and to positively touch the lives of others while doing so. Yet you may feel that your gifts are not as valuable or worthy of attention as those of others and thus hide them away. However, every gift lying dormant in your soul has the potential to fill a void in someone else’s life. Just as your existence is made richer by the love, support, friendship, aid, and compassion of others, so, too, can you add richness to their lives. Your natural ability to soothe hurt, inspire compassion, bake, dance, knit, organize, or think outside the box can be a boon to someone in need.

As you embrace your gifts and allow their light to shine, you will discover that more and more opportunities to make use of them arise. This is because your gifts are a channel through which the universe operates. By simply doing what you are good at and also love to do, you make a positive difference. The recognition you receive for your efforts will pale in comparison to the satisfaction you feel when fulfilling your innate potential.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Focus on the Permanent


If we really want to grow Spiritually in life, it is crucial that we invest our energies in that which is permanent rather than that which is impermanent.

We each have a choice in our lives whether we invest our energies in our Spiritual bank account or our material bank account. One is permanent – the other is not. One we will take with us at the end of our lives – the other not.

Now, I am not saying that Earthly matters are not important for of course they are. But they are important only in the context of our Spiritual life and service work.

So it is very important to also fill our material and Earthly bank account because it is a form of mastery that we all have to attain as well as part of our integrated Spiritual growth and grounded service work, and we can’t be of any great service if all our energy has to go into our survival, however, we should never forget what really matters in life.

What really matters is the permanet. What really matters is what we can take with us at the end of our lives. And the only thing we can take with us at the end of our lives is our Spiritual growth, our enlightenment, and our self-mastery.

So be sure to not get pulled off your dharma. Do not get caught up in all the glamour, maya and illusion of this world, for these hold nothing for you but sorrow. Do not give into the temptations of the lower self for they only bind you to the wheel of rebirth.

Remain totally focused on your divine priorities and Spiritual growth. This will not only fill your Spiritual bank account but it will also give you inner peace and happiness in your daily life.

We are living in a most extraordinary period in Earth’s history. We are living in times of mass ascension. Ascension is really just another word for freedom from the wheel of rebirth. It is our evolutionary goal, as human beings, to break free from the wheel of rebirth and continue our evolution in the next higher dimension. However, in order to accomplish this we need to focus on that which is permanent and live a life here on Earth, where we are fully engaged with Earth life and dedicate our life to planetary world service, but where everything we think, say and do is in service of the permanent, in service of eternity, in service of love.

Then our life will be meaningful to ourselves and to others, it won’t be a wasted life, but it will be a beautiful life that leads to an even more beautiful life on the higher planes instead of being a ticket to reincarnation. Please think about it …

How to Attract your Soul Mate

By Gloria Excelsias

Lots of people are looking for their Soul mate, for someone they feel connected and attracted to both on a mental, emotional, physical and also Spiritual or Soul level.

So I thought, today I share with you a few quick tips on how you can attract that special Soul into your life.

1: The first key to attract the perfect Spiritual romantic relationship is to be happy either way, with or without a mate.

The fastest way to repel a loving mate is to get attached to having one. Whatever we are attached to, we repel. So the first key is to be happy either way.

So you have to have a super strong preference to attract a perfect romantic relationship, that’s important, but if that special someone does not knock at your door tomorrow morning, you should still be happy.

If you make your own happiness dependent on someone else filling some kind of perceived lack inside of you, then you have just given your happiness out of your hands. And that will become an issue sooner or later.

If you can’t be happy with yourself alone, then you wont be happy with someone else either.

2: Now, the second key is to make a list of all the qualities you would like to see in your partner, and then getting busy developing all these qualities in yourself.

You cannot expect your partner to have qualities you don’t have yourself.

I remember when I was a teenager and listened to my friends describing Mr. Right, they always had a huge list of qualities that Mr. Right was supposed to embody. Mr Right had to look good, be athletic and well-conditioned, very loving, trustworthy, aspire a great career, and all the rest. And I remember, I would always ask them, okay, so let’s look at your list and let’s see which of the qualities you want to see in your partner you actually possess yourself. And usually, they hardly embodied anything on the list.

So if you want to attract someone into your life who is loving, God pure, right with himself or herself, who is abundant, has manifested a beautiful home and all the rest, then start working on yourself so you may become that kind of person yourself.

You won’t attract that kind of person if you are not that kind of person yourself.

3: Which brings us to key number three. Get right with yourself.

The most important relationship in your life is your relationship to yourself.

If you are right with yourself, you will be right with everyone else in the world because you won’t project your stuff onto others.

However, if you are not right with yourself, you will project your wrong relationship to yourself onto God and the world.

Why? Because you can’t exclude yourself from your own thoughts.

So if you are not right with yourself, you will end up seeing and hearing things that are not there except in your own fear-based mind.

So to get right with yourself, in essence, means to transcend your fear-based mind because once you transcend the negative ego / fear-based mind, you will remember what it means to live in love. To get right with yourself means to love yourself, to know that your worth comes from who you are – not from what you do, that you are an extension of a Divine Source and Cosmic Intelligence, that you are eternal and immortal, that all is forgiven, that your mistakes are not held against you, that this whole illusion of separation and the fear resulting from the illusion of separation is just a bad dream, and so forth. Anyway, that’s for another video.

4: Now, the fourth key to attract the perfect romantic Spiritual mate is to put all your energy and focus on Spirit and your Spiritual path.

When you are fully right with yourself and full of love and service and Spirit, then you will naturally attract someone who is also right with self and completely immersed in their Spiritual path. It could not be any other way because we attract what we send out.

And so, developing such an enlightened, loving consciousness is certainly a very promising basis for a mutually loving and lasting relationship.

Think about it. Obviously, there are many more things I could share with you, but these are just a few quick tips to help you get started.

The only thing I would like to add as I close this quick video is that as you search for, or more accuately, as you seek to attract Mr. Or Misses Perfect, remember, that no one is perfect. We are all in school here – everyone of us, without exception. We are all here to remember our divine perfection, but that is a process – and ideally we help each other though that process.

By Gloria Excelsias


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Like the Buddha

"See like the Buddha
With eyes of cosmic compassion
Seeing people and all beings
With harmony and understanding.

Listen like the Buddha
Listen with immense empathy
A heart that has no boundary
Understands and loves the world ever so deeply...

Smile like the Buddha
Legacy of magnanimity and tenderness
A smile of Truth, Goodness, Beauty
Banishing all suffering and agony..."

~ Thích Tánh Tuệ

Như Phật

"Em hãy NHÌN như Phật
Ánh mắt Từ mênh mông
Nhìn người và nhìn vật
Với chan hòa, cảm thông.

Em hãy NGHE như Phật
Nghe với tình bao la
Khi lòng không biên giới
Hiểu, thương đời sâu xa..

Em hãy CƯỜI như Phật
Nét bao dung, hiền hòa
Nụ cười Chân, Thiện, Mỹ
Làm đau thương.. xóa nhòa..

Ta hãy NGỒI như Phật
Trầm hùng tựa núi cao
An nhiên và bất động
Giữa cuộc trần lao xao..

Rồi ta ĐI như Phật
Bước an lành, thảnh thơi
Muôn lối bừng hoa nở
Làm đẹp thêm cuộc đời.

Và ta.. THỞ như Phật
Thở chậm và thở sâu
Để nghe từng mạch sống
Có bình an, nhiệm mầu.

Mình là con của Phật
Nhiều, ít nên giống Người?
Nơi nào ta có mặt
Có Niết Bàn, an vui."

Thích Tánh Tuệ