Monthly Archives: September 2013

Not Yours

Not Yours

If someone lies to you
That’s their karma
If someone cheats you
That’s their karma
If someone abuses you
That’s their karma
If you are able to detach
And acknowledge
That’s their karma,
You will be unharmed

Becoming Love

Becoming Love

“To the extent another being is open, when I meet them, there’s harmonic resonance with where they also exist as love-not that they are loving but they are love. Suddenly here we are in the ocean of love, which is what Christ’s love is about. This love isn’t possessive. We can’t collect it. We can only become it.”
-Ram Dass

Warm Heart Magic

Warm Heart Magic

I recently scheduled three meetings in separate locations too close together for me to make each one on time.  One was in Aiea which a town close to my home, a Skype session at home for a woman in Japan, and two readings in down town Honolulu.  At first I panicked wondering how I was going to make it all work.  Then I stopped, prayed, and asked God to fix it.  While waiting for a reply I simply kept my heart warm and loving and trusted on the words of Jesus, “God is love,” and applied my faith to the love God put inside me versus the anxiety I had created.

 

I went about my business as usual all the while keeping my heart warm as an act of faith.  I reasoned it out like this; if I take Christ at his word, that God is love, then by connecting to the love in my own being by keeping a warm and loving heart, I am performing an act of faith.

 

It takes practice to hold a warm heart while doing other activities, but just as we are able to drive and listen to music, we are also capable of keeping a warm heart while doing other activities.  In fact, many of us are keeping a state of anxiety or anger while driving, which are a practices just the same as keeping a warm heart.

 

Keeping a warm heart is a form of meditation, but so is being constantly anxious or angry.  Any focus of attention we place our mind on, and become more familiar with, is a meditation whether we do choose that focus consciously or not.  The word meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition means to become familiar with.  In our wonderfully modern society with all its comforts and conveniences, we humans still live predominantly from the primitive survival area of our brains.  This is why many of us are in constant states of anxiety.  We taught anxiety because we have created a society of competition based in survival of the fittest based on Darwin’s scientific observation of nature.  But human nature is not predominantly animal nature.  In fact I’m not sure even animal nature is predominantly animal nature according to Darwin’s observations.  I don’t think Darwin was ever rescued by a dolphin as many swimmers and divers have been.  In any case, human nature, in fact if we take the Bible creation story at its word then all of nature, originates from a divine source, and is therefore predominantly divine.  By keeping a warm heart we stay consciously connected to our divine nature.

 

Suddenly I got inspired to call the resturant in Aiea where I was having the first meeting to see if they had wifi.  They did, so instead of going home for the Skype session as I had planned I could do the session there with plenty of time for my down town sessions.  A small miracle, but to me a miracle none the less.