Delight in the Journey, Peace in the Heart

Finding a true path to Joy...
Editor's musings

August, 2012

It seems as though we are hanging in the balance (if we are lucky in the moment!), or being tossed between the rails of duality (if we are not yet good at detachment from external events and ‘noise’), and yet perhaps not actually ‘getting anywhere.’  This is true… we are still practicing being really IN our bodies, and living there, and learning there is nowhere else to go or to be.  This can be discombobulating at best, and seem harsh and even dangerous at its worst.  The good news is that nothing is happening that you can’t handle.  The bad news is that you may not yet realize how true that is, and thus you may indulge in the drama or the appearance of drama.  We are still being shown the places and ideas we harbor that carry attachments to the old, worn-out paradigm, until we get good at letting go and trusting.  Please get good at that – the letting go & trusting parts.

The second thing that’s in our faces is the speeding-up of the material manifestation of our thoughts, seeing what our feelings used to keep hidden emerge or happen before our very eyes.  Time as we have known it has quickened so that the lag time is much-diminished – this is lesson-time, folks; its what the 5th dimension is all about, so don’t fight it; instead: get good at it.  We are all being called to stop holding or generating negative pictures and feelings, because as Creators, that’s what we’ll get.  And I’m not talking about ‘affirmations’ – although we are seeing the reality behind why those were on the spiritual path – but rather the everyday, moment-to-moment thoughts and ideas, feelings and emotions we have long been taught were invisible and of little external importance.

More and more, for example, we are being shown how our beliefs have created our daily context, such as illnesses and diseases, and how releasing old patterns can make us whole, when we believe we are.  And we are being encouraged to actively imagine what we desire, what brings us peace and joy and that wonderful sense of ‘well-being’ that makes Life worth living through all the muck.  Because what we focus on – what we visualize in our minds & hearts – will be generated for us, out of the stuff of the Universe!

This is all excellent news, IF we tune into it and live it.

If you are having difficulty controlling your thoughts… if old, negative ‘tapes’ still play as you go through your day, telling you what a jerk you were or how no one likes you, etc… then that’s what you’ll get to experience, in spades.  We are supposed to keep doing it until we get so fed up with it that we stop from exhaustion, if necessary – whatever it takes – until we stop, and become aware and conscious, and then become intentional.  Whew!

And in light of how much more Light and advancement potential we are being showered with on a daily basis now, the ‘resistance’ (where it exists) is pressing hard against making any retreat, so 3D things will continue to heat up, appearance-wise, for som time still.  Get used to it, but don’t get worn out by it.

Spend your time, instead, being aware of what is so beautiful, and right, and delightful around you, in this moment, and this one… and acknowledge that you are largely co-creating this beauty and rightness with your thoughts and emotions.  Msking choices.  In every moment.  Time as we have known it IS changing, forever.  Thanks, God.

And for those who want to know what’s going on here at the Ashram: I have been painting all the guest cabins – yes, everyone is getting a facelift, eventually – and bringing more color and joy to the environment.  For years we have gone with a goldenrod & green color theme, but no longer!  And there is some attention on putting up insulation and wallboard inside, although that project moves more slowly, but its getting done….

There was a spurt of construction activity at the Abode to get the new houseplant greenhouse framed, and the rafters now soar invitingly; however, construction funds ran out and it awaits new infusions of manual labor, hopefully to be done before the first freeze.  It will also be a great place for growing salad greens over the winter, I hope.  And the transformation of our former bedroom into the Retreat Center dining room has begun – we’ve decided to rip up the carpet and install a tile floor, so wish me luck in that project.  All in all, things are looking very good for us being open for  guests in 2013, so much so that I have announced an Open House for Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a married couple, the 7th anniversary of the Retreat Center, and to observe the Balance point of the Autumnal Equinox and the winding down of this year of transformation into the Fall & harvest season (for us in the Northern Hemisphere)… and there might be a full moon in there, too.  If you’re in the vicinity, you’re welcome to come join in the potluck that begins at 4 pm and goes as long as we want it to.  But just in case all the insulation hasn’t been covered yet, don’t plan on using a cabin, OK?   🙂