Wednesday, May 27, 2009
AND THE LIVING IS EASY.......
In our space on earth, official summer is still about three weeks away, but the Memorial Day Holiday brought us to the unofficial beginning of summer and it sure feels and looks like it!
Because of our rainy spring, everything looks greener than green and nature shows off her perennial predictability.
As you find yourself outdoors doing your daily routines, whether is being in traffic, running errands or taking a walk or bike ride, STOP and take a moment to take a most delicious breath. Whether you have allergies or not, whether you think you are too busy or are not busy enough, whether you are sad or happy.....STOP..........and be grateful for your next breath.
Then take another grateful one, another delicious one......and another one....take FIVE minutes, at least, and make your breathing a spiritual practice!
It has been said that a breath without the name of God on it, is a wasted breath.
Let your breath, for at least a few minutes a day outside, have the name of God on it...........
Surely, you will long to make those few minutes longer, for it feeds your spirit like nothing will!
BLESSED BE THE BREATH!!!
Posted by Rev. Frankie at 6:36 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Just recently I found myself sitting with this picture. I was at the age of 1 1/2 and the I of today could not help but smile.
It's an old picture so it is a bit fuzzy and I wished it was digital so I could zoom in and see my own face a little closer.
I wanted to see her better...I wanted to look into her eyes deeper. I truly do remember her innocence, her joy and her light!
I wanted to embrace that me, 'cause I found her so embraceable.
Do you have pictures of yourself as a baby?
Do you sit with them? Really sit with them?
There is something quite amazing about looking back.
The most amazing aspect is the eyes we look back WITH.
And no matter how far we look back.....no matter if it is 1 day, 1 year, 1 decade or more, it's the eyes we look back with that makes it meaningful or not.
We can look back with horror, fear, pain, loss, lack OR with love, appreciation, mystery, healing, interest, fascination!!
We have arrived! Arrived to THIS day. And yes, some of us have more scars then others, but scars are kind of interesting.
They are stronger than non scars, I have noticed.
We have arrived and are filled with experience, wisdom, awareness........
Life has become so rich and I find all of it delicious (even though not necessarily in every moment), I welcome it all with open arms.
So, open YOUR arms to all that you are, all that you have been and all you are yet to be........
Delight in it all.
Embrace yourself, for you are MOST embraceable!
Re-discover your original innocence and joy. For what I know for sure is that THAT cannot be destroyed by life.....by anyone....or anything! It is yours and cannot be taken away. EVER!!
Look deep enough and long enough until you find it.......and delight in it!!
YOU ARE PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFUL....IN ALL WAYS!!! INSIDE AND OUT!!
Posted by Rev. Frankie at 4:41 AM