Today I watched a movie called “Forgiving Dr. Mengele”.  He was a Nazi scientist that carried out brutal experiments on twins, children, and others.  The movie is about a survivor from the experimentations, and her journey to forgive.  It begs the question, ” When is forgiveness appropriate?  Are some actions beyond forgiveness?”

What are you holding onto that you cannot forgive?  What is your barrier to offering forgiveness?

Health and Gratitude by David Salisbury

After a couple recent health scares (I’m fine), I was shocked into the realization of how fragile our bodies are, yet also how strong the Creator has made them. Much like our other-body (the soul), the physical body requires a delicacy and a strength to maintain a balance. I believe that when that balance is achieved, we can call it “total health”. Even if you aren’t in the best state of physical health, you are still breathing. You still have the sacred air flowing through your lungs that keeps your feet set upon this Earth until it is time to take flight and depart. So with that, I offer up this prayer of thanks for health and life:

“Holy Mother, Divine Protectress;
you who weave and spin the fabric and fate of my life,
I send you prayers of gratitude and thanks.
What no human ear could hear, you heard
What no human eyes could see, you saw
and like no human hands could do, you touched and transformed.
Thank you for the balance of my three bodies in one
Thank you for my breath, for my blood, for my bones.
Like holy waters returning to the mouth of the river, my heart pumps a song, blood of my ancestors singing, dancing, in praise of you.
Divine Mother, thank you for being with me in everything I encounter.

Blessed Be”

Remember to hem your blessings with gratitude, lest they become unraveled. What are you thankful for?

Transformation, Taking Charge: Being the Butterfly

Not sure what is in the air, but it seems like everyone is going through some sort of transition, change, or shifting.   Even those of us that are in a place of spiritual connection are feeling the effects of global energy.  I personally am taking some steps to adjust my life into a state of preparation for the changes that are coming.  It is time that we take back our power, detach from negativity and learn to communicate with our divine nature.   I am going to share my process for the next week with you for a couple of reasons.  First, it holds me to a greater level of responsibility:  The better I am, the better I can be for those that I am of service to.  Secondly, it give you a process that you can take from if you are looking to develop a greater connection to your path.

I am taking 7 days to ground, reconnect, transition, and move back to center.

1)  I am fasting.  In the non-traditional way:  I am eating lentils, rice, raw veggies, water and tea (decaf)– no food after 8pm.

2)  I am going to bed each night at 11:00 pm.

3)  I am waking up each morning at 4:30 am for meditation, prayer and for my cardiovascular workout.  For the yoga I am doing a 27-54 sun salutation repetition.  Each day for the 7 days I am doing a focused meditation on a specific topic, and for that day will use a directed mantra for my prayer.

4)  I am doing a structured evening 60-90 min yoga flow.

5) I am eliminating all sugars, processed foods, caffeine (ugh) and filling my body with as much goodness as I can.

6)  I am going to write at least 1 poem a day, and journal my experience throughout the day.

7) I will do deep spiritual connection and readings for myself, my locale, and global (a few of which I will post here)

Next Sunday I am doing a 24 hour day of silent meditation, reflection and prayer.  I will not speak for the 24 hr time period (4:30 am Sunday-4:30 am Monday).  I will do yoga, silent prayer, and am planning a walk through a local nature trail.

These are just a few of the things I am doing, and I am doing a minimum of 7 days.   I could stretch it out do longer, but it will not be any less that this.

When is the last time you’ve connected spiritually to your path?  What sacrifices are you willing to make to dive deeper into your life, path, and soul work?