Wednesday, July 20, 2011

If You Build IT He Will Come

Inspiration: To continue to follow my heart in all ways.

The title for this posting, comes from the movie "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner. The premise of this film was about an Iowa farmer turning all of his prime corn crop into a baseball field. He did this because he was "guided" by outside forces. He didn't know "why" he was doing this, he just followed his intuition.

So it is with our lives.We are continuously given insights or cues into what action steps to take. Question is "Are we listening?" As I am first and foremost a student, I have to admit, I am guilty here. Whether it be in the personal or professional areas, we are subtly given the signs what to do.  However, many of us (me too) do not listen.

We hold true to our ego agendas of logic and rationality. Our hearts say one thing but our minds tell us otherwise. Can you think back to a time when something miraculous just happened....Out of the blue? Really cool, huh?

When we listen to and follow the guidance of our hearts, things just flow....with ease. When we rationalize  and make lists ( literally or in our minds eye) we obstruct the natural order of our world. For example, this has to be a certain way, etc. Or when this happens then I can follow my dreams....Let go, breathe. Feel the fullness of your feelings and act when you are "guided". You will be amazed what happens ! Just some food for thought.:)

With Love, D

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Angels All Around Us

Inspiration: You just never know where your "angels" are...

The inspiration for this post comes from my visits to Riverside Park in the evening. As the sun is setting, I enjoy going here to scribe my thoughts and just sit in the peace and quiet. Living in NYC we are constantly surrounded with external stimuli. So going here is my dessert for the day. A settling into the sweetness and calmness I know is possible.

There are the "regulars" that also enjoy this ritual. One elderly man in particular comes to mind. He sits on the same bench each evening, listening to his music and looking out at nature. A quiet man, who one may even think is homeless. Initially when I first saw him, I had my "blinders" on, making sure it was safe for me to sit on my "favorite" bench near his.

One evening, I recall it being almost 9 pm and as he passes me kindly says; " It's going to get dark soon, and there are not a lot of people. You should probably go." His voice was caring, with an accent I could not make out. This has been going on for some weeks now.  Each time I smile and feel blessed that I am being looked after. Let's just say he is one of my "angels" in the flesh.:-)

Last night, I happened to be there and he was on my favorite bench (we usually sit one bench away). I kindly asked him if it would be okay if  I sat there. Of course he said yes. I usually enjoy having my own "space"( we all need that literally and metaphorically) but on this particular evening it felt right, especially since I have been processing some deep emotions. And as he left, he said " It's getting dark. You should probably go..."

This is a gentle reminder that we are all looked after in some way. There is a famous saying " You never know where God is." Well, when I am sitting alone in Riverside Park at West 79th street at night, I know where God is.

Have a very "peaceful" evening.

With Love, D

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Embracing Sadness

Inspiration: To allow my sadness to move through me, inspire me and empower me.

We all experience times in our lives full of change. Most recently, a very dear relationship has shifted. This change was in the ethers for a while, but when it really hits, you never are prepared. This is what happened yesterday, on Independence Day. You can say I got my independence.:-)

After a very "sweet" and endearing weekend, I begin to feel the energy shifting. My fears and anxieties were being absorbed by a very "sensitive" and intuitive individual.  This person is going through a lot of change, and transition ( literally relocating for work and expansion). I was doing my best to be kind, sensitive and understanding but energy speaks for itself.

There is no such thing as a neutral thought. I remember reading it in some "spirited" text but cannot recall which one. Anyway, all this change, transition and energy floating around, brought a very sincere, and heartfelt relationship to an ending. Or did it? Nothing really ends, it just transforms....It is all how you look at it. I now feel pregnant with possibility, amongst my sadness. Every chapter is an opportunity for us to grow, learn and love. It may just be a bit difficult to see when we are going through it.

So for this moment, I lovingly embrace all of my  feelings; the sadness, the longing, the desire, without pushing them away. I continue to be surrounded by wonderful, compassionate, loving people. When you say the prayer "God help me" out loud, you do get support.:-) May we embrace all experience with an open heart and compassion.

Have a very "peaceful" day.

With Love, D