Twilight Under a Palm Tree

I have blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world.  I often remember the places and people, and even some of the experiences while there.  Of all the places I’ve been, the island of Guam is a source of many memories.  It was there I sat on a hillside looking out at the vast Pacific Ocean and admiring the sheer power it possesses.  It was also there I remember sitting at the beach under a palm tree watching the sunset.

I have come to believe that when we become aware of ourselves and the universe, it is like twilight.  That time where you can see the light of the sun while darkness is slowly setting in, like having one foot in the physical and one in the ethereal.  For me, it’s a time of confirmation that beyond the light is the field of infinite possibility.  That our reality is the illusion and we belong to the universe.

I believe we come here to experience what we call life by choice.  Time is never a factor because we can do it as much as we want.  Just like a video game where our avatar is killed and we restart the game and try again as another avatar.  Each time learning something new to move forward.

Michael

 

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Validation

As a student of higher consciousness, I have come to question why I think, say and do things.  Time and time again, I find myself wanting to prove to myself and/or others what I believe to be true.  So then I question why?  Why do I feel the need to “validate” my thoughts.

In trying to unravel this, I’ve come to believe it is woven into our very existence from birth.  Think about it, as a child we get praised when we do something good and reprimanded when we do something bad.  Getting praised feels a lot better than being chastised so we start looking to get the praise.  We go to school and try to get good grades so our teachers and parents will praise us, yet when we don’t meet their expectations, we are told to study more or even receive some sort of punishment.

Once we enter into our teens, we begin to question everything.  I believe this is also an integral part of us.  It’s like an opportunity to expand our thinking and step into a higher consciousness, but we continue to seek validation.  This is where there seems to be a separation.  We either continue to try to please our teachers and parents, or we try to please those peers we’ve chosen to associate with, or both.

We continue, with either more schooling or into the job market, all the while trying to validate what we think to be true.  It carries into our relationships.  We’ve grown up believing in the fairy tale of finding a “soul mate” to live with forever or finding a job to work at for 50+ years so we can retire. All the while trying to validate our believing this to be true.

Okay, so the day comes when you awaken to all of this and again start challenging your beliefs.  Great, but how do we know what to believe?  How do we know we are really meant for something more and better?

This is where it gets tricky.  If I believe something to be true, such as what I’m writing about on this blog, am I just sharing or trying to validate it by looking for others to “like”  or comment on it?  I believe that I am just trying to share my thoughts as long as I don’t try to argue my case.

So, is validation wrong?  Not necessarily, as long as it’s just within you.  You just have to be honest with yourself and know when to accept with faith or challenge what you believe and adapt.

Michael

 

Taking Time

It’s such a cliché, “Take the time to…” but have you ever really tried to take time for something?  I don’t know if it’s just me but I seem to have a hard time being able to take time for much of anything I really want.  Between work, attending to the wants of a wife, transporting my step-daughter and her children until she gets her car, it seems nearly impossible to actually do something.  I get the inspiration to do something and as I get myself ready, the phone rings and the all too familiar “Can you do me a favor?” is heard.  I realize that it is my choice whether to say yes or no but the consequence of denying a favor to whoever may be more sufferable than just getting it over with.  I do know that I have an abundance of stored ideas that when the time is right will flow out of me like a broken fire hydrant.  Until then I will keep looking for the positive aspect of every situation and take what time I can.

 

Gabriel

 

Earth Day

Life is moving rapidly.  I can remember when a wireless phone was just a fantasy, now it’s a phone and computer.  I can see all those things that went from someone’s (everyone’s) dream to reality and it is wonderful, but as I move through life longer I also see that we’ve placed so much emphasis on technology and things that we forget the wonders of the earth and indeed universe.  While I can watch a movie or TV show on my phone, computer and tablet, I can’t connect to it like a beautiful mountain lake or a pristine sandy beach or majestic mountain.  Today is a reminder that while technology enhances our existence, it does not fulfill our souls or gives our lives meaning.  HAPPY EARTH DAY everyone.

 

Gabriel

 

Dreams and Visions

We all have dreams.  Dreams when we sleep and dreams of grandeur.  Not everyone has visions.  There are visions of insight and there are visions of accomplishment.  Why?  I believe it is in a progression.  We find something we like, we decide we want it, we start dreaming about having it.  This is where the magic begins.  We make the dream a vision with clarity.  We add emotion and sensation of having it.  We start looking for ways to get it.  We take steps.  This is where the universe steps in and starts aligning with our intent.  And Voila! we have it.  It is simple but not easy.  Along the way we encounter subversion from limiting beliefs, people who say it can’t be done, and doubt.  It is only when we get past the fears, whether they are of failure or success, we see results.

We are created to dream and envision so we can unite with the universal conscious and make things happen.  And we do make things happen, either what we want or what we don’t want.  It is our choice.

Gabriel

 

Make a Path

A few years ago I decided to find myself and be who I am.  We all do it, sometimes more than once.  Even with that conscious decision I found myself struggling with subconscious beliefs that keep me from truly expressing myself.  So how do I get past it?  The first step is to recognize it.  When you are aware you’ll feel it.  Like when you get the urge to do something different and maybe a little out there but you stop short and start dwelling on the consequences.  That is a programmed fear coming from your subconscious.  To be clear, I’m not talking about doing anything harmful to yourself or anyone else, but something that others might say “That’s not you.”  The truth is what you decide.  If you desire it there must be a reason.  First, accept that it is you and then make your own path.  If your friends and family support you, great, if not, then maybe it’s time to let them go.  Second, feel as though it’s already happened and be grateful.  Life is a journey of learning and experience.  If we deny ourselves the experience, how can we possibly learn?

Blessed Be,

Gabriel

 

Be an Imposition

When we think of imposition, we think we’re taking advantage of someone else.  But the truth is that in order to be ourselves we need to impose our desires.  Recently I learned that by imposing my need to walk away from negative energy in a room, others began to accept it and now understand and support it.  At first there were the comments about running away and avoiding the situation but now they simply let me go.  It is my belief in the power of an individuals attention to him/her self that rises above those who wish they could.  I use this wondrous gift to create that which I desire.  I can’t and don’t want to control others but I want what I want and if my harmonic suggestions influence them it is because they allow it.

“In this circle around a fire                                                                                               Release the power of my desire                                                                                     Bring forth the image I have seen                                                                                 What will be has always been”

Blessed Be

Gabriel