Feel It, Then Heal It

On Sunday we talked about “self-tolerance” as a willingness to love, respect and accept all the color, contrast, mixture, and variety that make up our individual human expression in this world, and as our ability to choose to honor all that we find within us, and feel within us, without judging whatever is there. Self-intolerance causes us to fear our thoughts and feelings, and to be inauthentic in our relationships with others. Our judgments about what we should be thinking and feeling cause us to disown negative thoughts and deny unpleasant emotions by blaming others for what think and how we feel. But no one can think in our mind or make us feel anything we don’t choose feel.

Though no one has the authority to say what is (or isn’t) acceptable about us, what we don’t accept about our self we try to hide—not only from other, but also from our self. We stuff deep inside us what we have decided unacceptable—as if out of sight could ever be out of mind. When we don’t love our self just as are, we pull back from life and become protective and defensive because when we don’t feel love with our self for our self, we can’t feel the Love that joins us with the goodness of Life that makes it safe for us to BE our self wherever we are as we are. (Read more…)

Food for Thought

Our insisting that others must conform to our life specifications keeps us looking for and disapproving of all the non-conformity around us. Then we react to what we see with negativity that is worse for our health, and the health of the planet, than air and water pollution combined because judgment and blame emit their own toxic pollution, which causes the body to be sick and tired. Finger-pointing is not only hard on the finger (no matter which one you use), it is unhealthy for the whole body because the body is the receptacle of our mental and emotional vibrations. When we chew on negative thoughts in our mind, and regurgitate those thoughts in our conversations with others; when we allow negative feelings to gnaw at our emotions day after day, we clog up the systems of the body that are meant to flow on all levels—not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. (Read more…)

The Womb of the Mother

Mother’s Day is a beautiful opportunity for us to remember our earth birth mother in a special way. Whether she stayed to raise us or she had to leave us, there was a powerful bond in that singular mother-child relationship. For roughly nine months we shared one body with her, and no matter what she did after we were born, and no matter how many times over the years we may have disagreed with her, it is important to acknowledge and honor the one agreement that was the most important one we shared with her: From the moment she felt our heartbeat within her, she said “yes” to our request to be born into this world. (Read more…)

There Is No Spot…

We are exploring “tolerance” as the practice of non-judgment; as our mindful capacity to choose to love, respect and accept the diversity of the forms, bodies and expressions that make up life on earth, and make us unique and precious to one another.

Tolerance isn’t about enduring our perceived ignorance and flawed behaviors of others. It is about living in loving relationship with each other without the self-righteousness that would judge the thoughts and behaviors of others as less spiritual, inferior, or wrong because they differ from our own. Spiritual Tolerance is based on an awareness that everyone (no matter how they appear to us personally) is born of the same Flawless Universal Energy of Love and given the same Divine Right to be who they are created to be, and not as we think they should be.

Even so, why should we bother practicing tolerance and non-judgment when all we need to do is look around us at all people, places and practices that need to change to improve the world?!… Why? Because judgment gets the way of our ability to express our spiritual power, that’s why! It blinds us to the Truth that lives in us, and prevents us from accessing the joy, peace and power to live as we are created to live—as an interwoven, yet unique expression of the One Life and One Universe we share with ALL life. (Read more…)