Friday, July 24, 2009
To thine own self be true. In order for this to be, one needs to fully commit to his or her word. Our word is all we have. It is an energetic extension of our being. Thus, extending our state of grace out into the world demands a genuine commitment to the truth. Be in your truth. Honor your word. Be your word. You will need not be anywhere else, and will be in a perpetual state of grace...wherever you go...there you be.
Enjoy the blessings of summer and the bounty of your garden. Share what you have grown with those around you. Receive from others with gratitude. As with your word, your gifts extend your state of grace to others. With each exchange, your state of grace expands and you will continue to find yourself going through life as if you had found yourself in Heaven. Breathe in grace with each inhale.
Live in gratitude. Everything and everyone was made from divine love.
And it all began with the divine word.
Be your word, and thus your divinity.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth, 1798
Fortunately, I have assistance, and companionship, in the seemingly never ending process of weeding. It is with time that I have come to embrace weeding as a peacefully pleasurable experience. The act of weeding is especially rewarding when pulling up the stubborn interlopers that have really deep roots. Sometimes, after weeding for a spell, I still see images of weeds when I close my eyes!
Sadie may look like she is not working, but she (and Ganesh, and the walnut tree) is busy radiating Divine love 24/7. Labs (and Ganesh, and all trees) care take their human companions so their humans can tend to their garden. This dance is a match made in Heaven. Truly.
It is the Divine's simple plan for us to learn all we need to know through the meditative act of tending our gardens. The tomatoes are just the cherry on top of the the sundae. More fitting, the topping on our pizza!
Tending to our garden, appreciating it daily, glorying in nature's beauty, and enjoying its bounty, is as the Divine intended.
Heaven is here on Earth.
Thank God for the Divine.