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…)
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…)