Before we are born, we are pure energy. We are more than a random cosmic accident and casual cohesion of particles. Each of us has a unique fingerprint, yet we are all of the same body of the Universe, and our uniqueness is what gives value to the whole. Our individual experiences become a catalyst of many changes to that energy. At this vibrational level, we begin to absorb the world we find ourselves in, even within the womb. We are born in the clothing of promise until life disrobes us and then we become subject to human emotions, attachment, bonding, abandonment, suffering, pleasure, trauma, joy, sadness, and disappointment. We become a product of cause and effect. We are influenced by our environment and those who ‘people’ our experiences. We are magnets that attract a myriad of polarities from both negative and positive energies. We are grounded or off-balance depending on our perceptions, beliefs, relationships, boundaries, the safety of body, mind, and spirit. Social conditioning determines our power, self-confidence, and self-esteem, and is the place we decide if we are going to conform and be a follower, or lead our own life and express our uniqueness as our greatest gift to others and the world. It forms our consciousness, eternal self, and core character. We develop conditioned beliefs and expectations, and this is where we begin to orient ourselves to the rest of the world. This is our center of self-acceptance and the love of self and others. We either embrace love and compassion for self and others, and willingness to understand and forgive ourselves and others, or not. It is a process of perception and seeing all that we are at any given moment, and through thinking and analysis of our life data and experience, we may keep ourselves safe and on track. Continue reading “The Beginning”
Life is like a maze of hallways full of closed and open doors. The same is true within the chambers of our heart, soul, and mind. Some doors have windows that we may peek into before we choose whether or not we want to turn the knob and walk in. Others are solid, and it is a crap-shoot as to what we will walk into. Some doors are locked, and we are denied entry. Sometimes, there are no doors at all. We wander through these corridors, and sometimes we are discovered, sometimes we are lost, and sometimes we just ‘are’. And then there are those who ‘people’ our journey.
I think I’ve said a thousand goodbyes in my life, to family, friends, lovers, pets, and even parts of myself. Some goodbyes took longer than others, some were only temporary, and some were permanent. I know what it’s like to witness the last breath of someone I love. I know what it feels like to have someone take my breath away and what it feels like to fall in love. I know what it feels like to have that same breath taken away from me when it’s time to say goodbye to them. Continue reading “Doors, Corridors, And Lessons Learned”
When the Renaissance was being born, and the Dark Ages were giving way to a new era, society was becoming more cultured with music, and the arts and scholars were founding schools and universities to further the study of science and philosophy. It was during this time in the year 1265, Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy. He began writing the Divine Comedy in 1308 and completed it a year before his death in 1321. While the Divine Comedy is perhaps one of the greatest works of poetry in history, for me, it’s written with astonishing imagination and passion and poetic genius with his deep perceptions of human existence. No matter how many times you read it, it will speak to you wherever you are in life’s journey, and changes as you change. Continue reading “The Journey Through Hell”