Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday nuggets

Information and Inspiration
Road maps of Life
When we learn to attune ourselves to our inner compass we follow a map that only we can see, our own path.
All the major spiritual traditions serve the purpose of offering us a road map to guide us on our individual journeys to enlightenment. These road maps are made up of moral codes, parables, and, in some cases, detailed descriptions of mystical states. We often study the fine points of a particular ascended master's narrative in order to better understand our own and to seek inspiration and guidance on our path. In the same way, when we plan a road trip, we carry maps and guidebooks in an effort to understand where we are going. In both cases, though, the journey has a life of its own and maps, while helpful, can only take us so far. There is just no comparison between looking at a line on a piece of paper and driving your own car down the road that line represents.  

Some people seem well-suited to following maps, while others are always looking for new ways to get where they're going. In the end, the only reliable compass is within, as every great spiritual guide will tell you. The maps and travelogues left behind by others are great blessings, full of useful information and inspiration, but they cannot take the journey for us. When it is time to merge onto the highway or pull up anchor, we are ostensibly on our own. Strange weather patterns, closed roads, and traffic jams arise in the moment, out of nowhere, and our maps cannot tell us what to do. Whether we take refuge in a motel by the side of the road, persevere and continue forward, or turn back altogether is entirely up to us.  

Maps are based on observations from the past and we are living in the present, so we are the only true experts on our journey to enlightenment. We may find that the road traveled by our predecessors is now closed. We may feel called to change direction entirely so that the maps we have been carrying really no longer apply. These are the moments when we learn to attune ourselves to our inner compass, following a map that only we can see, as we make our way into the unknown territory of our own enlightenment.  
                        ~ Daily Om


As we give, so shall we receive. Service does not mean self-sacrifice. It means giving the needs of another person the same priority as our own.
                        ~ Marianne Williamson


I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.                          

                        ~ Langston Hughes.


If you were to be fully aware of the clear distinction between the One who is eternally you (the Presence, the Spirit) and the body/ego/'i', then you would never take offense at anything anyone said, nor would you be upset by 'failure', or excited by 'success'. It is all just happening on the screen of consciousness and You remain eternally the same. Nothing is lost nor gained. Everything is perfect just as it is.
                         ~ Michael Mackintosh


When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.
                        ~ Eckhart Tolle


Notes from the Universe

I have a favor to ask. Could you please wait until after you take your baby steps, experience wild serendipities, and manifest eyebrow raising miracles, before you start telling people you're an intergalactic tidal wave of wanton love and magic for whom all the elements bow? 

Patience sweetie, 
    The Universe


Did you know that you are entitled to as many miracles in a day, as breaths you take? And that those you don't use, carry over? And that presently, in dog years, it's impossible to use all yours up? And that, in human years, if new ones stopped accruing, which they won't, you'd be hard-pressed to use yours before your swinging 600's?

And that all you have to do to cash one in, is expect it? 

You've got it made, 
    The Universe


Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.


Even though you would like your government to orchestrate the laws or God to orchestrate the law or somebody to give everybody one set of rules, it's not ever going to happen. Each one of you, individually, are seeking your own vibrational balance, and when you find it, then you will welcome all kinds of different beliefs, because you will never fear that the belief will take you someplace that you don't want to be.
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


You will never fix your problem blaming someone else. We create our own experiences; we are responsible for our thoughts and actions.  Blaming someone else put the responsibility to fix it on them.  Make it your responsibility and fix it yourself.  Owning the problem puts you in control and you are not a victim.  Study what happened to create the problem and learn from your mistakes, correct it and move on.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith


Daily Teaching from The Power

Love Is The Power That Connects Everything

                        "When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower  the weak, the many will not oppress the few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will                         not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive the simple."
                                                ~ Mozi (Circa 470-Circa 391 BC)
                                                Chinese Philosopher

You have opportunities every day to give love to other people through your good feelings. When you feel happy, it is your guarantee that you will be giving positivity and love to whomever you come into contact with. When you give love to anyone, the love will return to you, but in a far greater way than you may have realized. 

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