Eyes Wide Open

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In finding a partner who can spiritually, intellectually and emotionally as well as challenge, nurture, and enrich us, means looking at people and relationships with eyes wide open. If the attraction is hot, then we know the sex is going to be great. However, for the other 21 hours in the day, it helps to choose someone who also brings a similar depth, quality and attention to detail into the relationship, as you do with your own life.

Eyes wide open simply means to have an awareness of who you are, who you want to become, who you want beside you, and what’s happening in your immediate environment. The quality we have comes from how much attention we give to this. If we want to raise that bar it requires us to show up (be active in planning and decisions), pay attention (listen carefully to how the words/actions are spoken) and be present (bring the awareness of mind into the room when people are around). If you’re day-dreaming while someone is talking to you, then you’re not being present.
Eyes wide open gathers information that is useful in moving peacefully for one’s own direction, it also gives leadership for the well-being of our happiness.
When sharing a life with someone, eyes wide open is in having courage to look into those dark hidden corners, and ask those questions that maybe difficult to talk about when searching for the deeper answers. Eyes wide open can also mean that for everyone either sleeping under your roof or in your bed, their business has become your business. Making sure that you’re informed, and not taken by surprise by secrets, or unforeseen environmental influences. It can also mean that you choose to think for yourself, and not always take on the fears and insecurities of others.

With eyes wide open the quality of attention that a person gives to their own spiritual, intellectual and emotional life, they will also bring to the relationship.
(When I interview someone for a job I’m doing, I will first look at the quality of how they keep their car. Is it clean inside, is it well maintained? The quality of their vehicle is in direct relationship to their own inner life. How much attention they give their vehicle is the depth of attention I’ll see on the job, generally speaking.)
So in choosing a partner, it helps to see with eyes wide open beyond the sex, and into their own interpersonal relationships with their environments. Because in a love relationship, “you become their environment”.

My blessings to you…

Environmental Influence

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Dec. 2013 012For every time it rains, snows or we see a rainbow is Spirit’s way of bringing environmental influences into our experiences, to give us opportunity to awaken. The perception within each of us is very individually unique, and moment by moment we have at our finger tips the opportunity for growth. We can choose to go whistling through our day without taking notice of spiritual intervention, or we can slow down and feel the excitement and rush of being influenced by it.
A shooting star, first by seeing it brings up feelings and associations in one’s mind that will shift our awareness, and then there is the physical matter that falls to earth and is added to the mixing pot of influence we like to call Gaia; Earth spirit. This continuously renewed energy feeding our vitality.
When we are out walking and come across a pond of still water, a stream that flows without resistance, or a large stone in a stoneless environment that can bring meaning and growth by reflection into our awareness. If we slow down and pay attention to nature there can be great meaning and acknowledgement in a simple encounter. Crossing paths with an animal, being snowed in, being acknowledged by someone beautiful, witnessing a forest fire and the unpredictability of fast change, standing at the edge of a volcano and reflecting upon one’s personality and seeing all forms of expression.
Rain by itself has its own influence. When we mix sun and rain, and the two elements merge in that moment it becomes very unique, just like lightning in a snowstorm. What brings it all together is your witness, what ever that is for you in that moment. Stories, legends and faerie tales are told in such a way for us to remember “our witness” of those events. What makes those experiences magical is your presence; your witness, and your perceptions will be very unique from the next person creating purpose with direction.
Everything about our environment is divinely designed in opportunity for reflection and growth. This form of spiritual gardening can be seen in relationship to an influence with the environment, and the beautiful partnership with your own mystery.
Blessings…

Spiritual Garden

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023Above the water falls, I found a place where the stream was lazy and quiet. Moss covered the stones along the edge of the water, and Diamond Willows guard the space. I sit still upon a large flat stone by the stream, in my mind’s eye I entered the field of Source energy [the field of God]. A branch twitches without a breeze, and I feel the presents of joy. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a tiny being coming into view from the brush. My quiet gaze into the water remains, as I open my heart deep and connect to the joy of this union. I touch upon the bliss of this blessing’s rich encounter, and remained present until the arrival of the evening colors.

There are experiences to be found when we step away from the mechanized world of hustle and bustle. Where the heart runs deep in the still waters of a quiet mind. There is magic in this world to be found, if one has the courage to be still where it is quiet.
Blessings…

The Adventure of Spring

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The light has changed once again; the seasons are shifting. The snow line retreats into the mountains. Collecting stones and planning for new shrubs and flowers, as the adventures of spring draws near. Nature Spirits gather around me as I pace out the back yard. Mapping out 4 more raised flower beds, each with a different stone boarders. One with large stones from the river, color and texture. Another with blocks, another with flat colorful sandstone set on edge, and yet another with petrified sandstone pan-caked. The front fence will be taken down, before it falls down, and replaced with flowering bushes as a boarder. Tomorrow I assemble another 12′ Energy wheel in the back yard, this one will be Jasper for protection and nurturing. Looking forward to playing in earth once again, and watching things grow.
Blessings…

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