Juju Seeds – The Tree of Life April 20, 2009
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” “Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.” (from As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen, pub. 1902). What we think we are is who we grow up to be. JuJu denotes Power. I believe that we are ALL one with an Awesome Universal Force or Source Energy, or God/Goddess, or Natural Law or Higher Consciousness or whatever you choose to call it, a connection which is so powerful that ANYTHING is possible beyond our wildest dreams! It is possible to choose thoughts that can bring those dreams into reality and create a better life. What is your choice?
Home Sweet Home April 10, 2009
Home is usually where we’re most comfortable, most authentic, where we can be ourselves, and be unpretentious. We can usually feel confident at home and believe that it will be available whenever we want to be there. We should be able to recognize home as our foundation, a place of security, and a respite from the often chaotic outside world. Our spiritual home is that place inside ourselves where our emotions reside, and should embody these same elements of ease and consolation, where we should be able to feel a sense of peace. Many of us experience a great deal of distress and agitation. Know that this doesn’t have to be a natural condition. The life you want is attainable and sustainable. Comfort, authenticity, confidence, trust, peace, security, acceptance, even happiness and so much more are all qualities and functions that are manifest when we are expressing our Higher Selves. They are part of who we are and what we are here to remember. We may not be feeling or displaying these aspects of ourselves, but they ARE within each of us to rediscover if and when we so desire. The first step is to acknowledge our intention to rediscover our direction; and secondly to choose to do the work that will assist in the journey back home to our true selves. Thirdly, listen and appreciate.
One of the comments for this photograph states in part, “……[this photo represents].. is the the epitome of the potential promise that life offers before we become jaded or cynical or afraid to fail.” I agree. We come into this world bold and full of spirit, energy, infinite possibility, not intimidated by difficulties, danger, failure, disappointment. We know what we want, who we want, believe we’re invincible and don’t care if anyone disagrees – that is until fear, doubt, uncertainty, and other negative emotions become continuously ingrained in our psyche over the years, overwhelms us until the nature of our authentic being becomes eventually obscured or forgotten. Many times, we grow into unsure, insecure adults. However, that essence of limitlessness continues to exist in each and every one of us, hiding in crevices of our memories, masked and waiting to be remembered and to re-emerge . Will you find out how to remember in your lifetime?
If difficult situations “always seem to happen to you” or you feel bored, unhappy or dissatisfied most of the time, it may be past time for you to discover the Truth of your being. There is more to our reality than what we can see with our physical eyes. There is a whole world of beingness beyond our physical vision to be uncovered through our inner vision. Would you like to take the journey within to find more than you could have ever imagined?
Beliefs are like seeds. Whatever seed you plant, be it a chrysanthemum or a green pepper, you will harvest that which you have planted. Likewise, whatever it is you believe is what will manifest in your life. Beliefs (ideas) usually have been planted (programmed) in our minds from a very early age, from someone else’s ideas, or from an experience (negative or positive) of our own or of other’s. If what we believe does not serve us NOW, or does not feel authentic (the truth) to who we are NOW, it’s time to plant something new – adopt a new belief system. Let’s ask ourselves where what we believe came from? Does it feel truthful or do we believe it just because our parents, teachers preachers, friends, told us it was so? The computer was designed from the mind – therefore, just like a computer, we can delete a program and install new software (belief) that is more compatible. It’s not a difficult process, but one that needs to be logged into every day. It’s not a difficult process, but it is one that is loving, self-supporting, welcomed, rewarding and most of all – life changing! What about you? Are you wiling to change YOUR life?