Silence is a Superpower

Silence is a superpower.

I bet you never knew that!

Neither did I, actually.

I was just talking to my dear friend Lisa recently, and we discussed our different strengths. Sometimes we don't really see ours - or at least, they may not be immediately visible to ourselves or to others.

My friend and I spoke about how some people come into the world to make a splash, but others affect the world more quietly. Some come in to anchor energy, and by their quiet, and unnoticed contributions, they still manage to make a big difference.

Some of us shift energy quietly and gently.

Some of us teach. And others listen and learn. But the truth is, we all do this at various times throughout our lives. We are teachers and students to one another over and over again.

Some of us are here to be activists. Some of us hold space for others. And a rare few can serve both roles just as skillfully.

Lisa described all of these abilities as superpowers that we have and can deploy as needed. 

And then she reminded me…

Through Different Lenses

"We do not see the world as it is,  we see it as we are."
This sacred insight, or something similar to it, has been attributed to several sources, including the Talmud. I cannot verify its origins offhand without delving into some research. But it's source is not pertinent - the essence and reality of its message, is.

Earlier this week, I reflected on a recent conversation I had had, during my walk. It was evident that my friend and I saw a series of events quite differently. I asked my Guides on the Other Side to help enlighten me. How was it possible that I could be so wrong?

In the quiet stillness of an early morning, the answer came, gently, but clearly...

"We do not see the world as it is, we see it as we are."
Yes. True. I knew that. But there must be more to it all...

Then the Thoughts and Words continued...

"We see through different glasses..."
How so?

"Think of your eyesight and how it has changed over the years. Remember how you felt every time yo…

Trust More! Fret Less!

Trust more! Fret Less!
This is the message I received today.

Have you ever noticed how the things you worry about the most are almost always, things that never happen?

We know as the result of many studies and stories, that setting an intention for our day, a meeting, an outcome, often affects the end result in a positive way.

If this is so, what would it be like if we intended, or imagined more positive outcomes than negative ones? The world and our lives would be vastly different!

I had scheduled a pick up today of donations that mostly consisted of electronic equipment. Thunderstorms had been predicted for later in the day.

I got up early, put my stuff out, and rather than worry, I gave intent that all would work out. Then, I went out to run errands and go to the grocery store.

When I came back, everything had been picked up! It was sunny and warm! Shortly after returning home, workers came by to do maintenance on the fire hydrant. Soon it was spewing water out all over the place. The truc…

A Benevolent Universe

Three times today, I receive the same message:

"I live in a benevolent universe."
The first time, I receive it in my morning meditation. I am so taken with it, that I repeat this affirmation out loud several times:

"I live in a benevolent universe."
The second time, it comes in a line from today's entry in the daybook, "Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom Joy and Peace."

I can tell you - that when I read this sentence, it IMMEDIATELYcaught my attention. Lately, my days have been filled with wonderful synchronicities and messages, and I strive to remain open to them.

The third message arrived as I was nearing the conclusion of my morning walk by a wooded field. A doe and two fawns crossed my path. This seems to be happening regularly in this particular spot. But today, they lingered and sized me up. Finally, they all  pranced back into the woods.

As I walked over the spot where they had initially gathered, I noticed one of the fawns lingering and observing …

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Be Safe! Stay Safe!

In these tumultuous times that we find ourselves in, I've been thinking a lot about safety.

Feeling safe, or being safe, is more than the obvious - that is to say - being safe from violent actions or situations.

It also includes safety in words, thoughts, attitudes, and conditions.

Let me explain. 

If I am in an environment where negative conversation and attitudes are constantly on display, I don't feel safe to be myself, or reveal who I really am. So, I become diminished in terms of the possibilities that are at my disposal, and that are available for others as well. And often, negative words and thoughts can get out of control and degenerate into something worse.

I believe in the power of words. I believe in the power of positive prayers and thoughts and their ability to shift or change, or even heal a situation. Why? Because I have seen this happen again and again.

In these times, I often feel anxious and unsettled because of what I hear or read in the media, or from people I kn…

More 11 and 111 Number Blessings

Recently, I shared in a blog entry, how on several occasions I happened to have 11 emails in my inbox at 11:11 am. Well, I am both pleased and blessed to report that these wonderful occurrences continue!

Several times a day I clean out my inbox (I REALLY am quite diligent about this task!) And guess what? I end up with 11 emails. This happens over and over again! Several times a day - day after day - and now week after week!
I casually glance at the time - and yes - you guessed it - it is 11:11!
I look at the dashboard on my car, and I notice I have 111 miles left on my current tank of gas. The clock might read 1:11 PM. And so it goes! All these wonderful reminders that I am not alone, and neither are you!
Pay attention to all the wonderful synchronicities in your life and to the many signs you are receiving. Yours will probably be very different from mine, but that does not matter.
The number 111 is considered to be an angel number and it is a reminder that we are being given important me…