Let God Surprise You

23 Dec

I honestly don’t try to manifest a thing. Learning tricks to ‘get more of what the small self wants’ feels empty, since I deeply want the Divine to take over. To me, that Love itself can be invited to use and fill ANY of us, more and more each day, is ridiculously exciting. The rest is icing on the cake. 

Even during crazy times (and omg, I’ve had plenty) there’s a reliable prayer. “Ok, God, I don’t know why this is happening, but just take me over, show the way. Show me the actions. Make me open, make me Yours. I am Yours alone.”

Actually, many old souls (regardless of age) come to feel like this. What’s interesting is what happens when you get OUT of the way. Miracle after miracle, even tiny ones. Often the weirdest, smallest needs get addressed.

A Li’l Bit of Astrology

15 Dec

Right now Saturn, the Glorious Lord of Karma, is finishing up the very last degrees of Scorpio until December 23. The last THREE degrees to be precise. So what’s that mean?

It’s a HUGE completion of the lessons of the last three years.

So, nay nay nay, you are NOT crazy if it’s like you’re walking through absolute pitch-dark, feeling your way by pure touch. There’s just stuff we CANNOT see, nor are we meant to, as the final degrees of Scorpio, the sign of Death and Rebirth, get completed. Then Saturn hits Sag on the Dec 23 for the first time in 30 years, and certain puzzle pieces will be ready to be shown. Appropriately timed soon after Solstice.

An Old Yoga Pal…

29 Oct

Last year I ran into an old yoga pal. He said he felt daily bitterness since developers had ruined so much of Colorado where he lived he could no longer buy a home. He was so mad he had ulcers. He wondered what I would do. “All that yoga out the window, right?” he laughed. […]

The Amnesiac Garden

06 Oct

When all actions are offered 100% to the Tao from the depth of your heart, everything unfolds according to Divine Order in the right time and way. You needn’t have anxiety. The deepest needs of your heart are known.

This morning a friend told me her huge, gorgeous garden was covered in unexpected frost when she woke up. She instantly thought, “Oh man, all those months of hard, hard work! All Lost!”

When Desires Become Preferences

29 Sep

“Let your raging desires become Preferences. That is YOUR part. After that, all things will be done FOR you and THROUGH you, not BY you.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj

I always loved this quote by the great nondualist Indian saint but honestly couldn’t figure out for the LIFE of me how someone with a passionate nature could actually DO this. Then I realized, like everything else, there’s Change Me Prayer . The Divine will do for you what the ego could never do for itself.

Jailbreak

25 Sep

Somebody asked me at a party last night how “Outrageous Openness” might be different than the other 500 new age and spiritual books cluttering her shelves already. I told her my favorite metaphor.

Wishing, hoping, resisting, and ‘trying to manifest’ are all ways to adapt to the prison cell of normalcy. They say if ONLY there was a prettier rug or a better couch in that damn cell it might be ok. (Or maybe a cute, hot inmate to do time with.)

But learning to Align with the Divine and offer EVERYTHING over is a whole other deal. You walk out of the cell altogether.

Oddly, you often discover that many of those things you thought you desperately wanted, either fall away or simply HAPPEN at the appointed time in the most beautiful and spontaneous ways.

You simply stop thinking like a ‘struggling human.’
You make the ultimate jailbreak.

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Yep, Signs Abound (as long as You notice)

24 Sep

Lately, just for fun I’ve been memorizing a few of poems from my past. Cuz I once heard the amazing poet Olga Broumas and she did a reading entirely from memory, eyes shut, swaying in prayer. It totally moved me. So I’m teaching myself a poem or two. In honor of Olga :))

Anyway, I was standing in line at Peets yesterday for my matcha addiction, using the time to memorize this short one that some of you know.

And just as I got to the front of the line, the guy in front of me turned around and I see his shirt. No joke, seriously cue Twilight Zone music. I almost fell over.

Happy Fall Equinox!

22 Sep

One of the reasons that I don’t write about astrology often, even though I love it and once spent 30 years doing a gazillion charts, is that people can get trapped on the roller-coaster of “Good transits! I’ll FINALLY get what I want!” and “Bad transits! I’ll NEVER get what I want!”

The focus is still entirely based in the small self.

Inviting In The Help

19 Sep

The other day a friend and I were having a conversation about a ticket I might be buying. She said ‘Well, it’s very unlikely you’ll get one. At least you better hurry and act fast!!! Everything will sell out and you’ll be left out!’

This made me smile a bit and I thought of the story in ‘Outrageous Openness’ called (without god). A bunch of you may know it. Yes everyone will rush to tell you why you can’t do certain things..and it’s TRUE if you think like a fearful person.

But if it’s offered to the Divine and it’s meant to be, it will simply BE. So I told my friend since I honestly didn’t care if I got the ticket or not, if it was meant to happen the Divine could make it occur even at the very last second! If it was Her will.

I just refused to think ‘like a struggling person’.
And why shouldn’t you?

Then I looked down at the table where we spoke and realized someone had left a paper open to THIS picture.