HOW WILL WE EVER GET HOME?

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For many years I have felt isolated and alone, like being stranded on an island with no boat or navigational tools to guide me back home.  So home has been my destination for many many years.  A place where my heart can feel comforted and safe from all that uncertainty with each new day.  The world is very scary and what makes it more previllant today is that people have forgotten what’s most important.

The truth is things have always been uncertain and unpredictable and for many thousands of years the search for home has always been a part of the worlds culture. It’s just that society ignores the fact that many go without knowing where they will rest their heads tomorrow. Privledge has caused a stigma around those less fortunate and an ignorance to think they might not find themselves in the same position someday.

As we all know life can change in the blink of an eye, whether it’s through financial failure, physical health, emotional breakdown, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami’s, war, only a few can we control the outcome with, the rest is in the hands of the unknown and mother earth .  So why is it that we continue to play god when it comes to the fate of others?

The picture above shows stranded women with a true sense of desperation, fear and hopelessness, exactly what the circumstances wanted to create.  We can only imagine how they will persevere and survive the aftermath.  So often a situation is not of our doing and the need to feel victimized is what gets us through.  But what if we looked at it as a challenge to find out who we really are, and refuse to accept that in some crazy subconscious way  we deserve our fate.

Home is where the heart is and the heart lives inside of you.  You are your own best friend! We should not define ourselves from the amount of money, friends, jobs, family,or accomplishments we have obtained.  The truth is no two people are alike unless you wish to be a part of a heard that is identified by their persona, to be lead by a system that is breaking down.  Remember they can take away everything but the depth of who you are, your heat always goes wherever you go.

The Eygptians knew the heart is the persons ticket to eternity, weighed against a feather, stop being weighrd down by a heavy heart and embrace your true self by not wanting to be someone else, living somewhere else, longing for things to be different.  Stop asking why me and ask what’s the reason or more importantly what’s the lesson and how quickly can I accept this so I can move on in my journey.

For years I thought I was not capable of making the right decisions, then one day I realized there are no wrong decisions, just a longer way to get to where I need to be, home is right inside of you. No matter where you go there you are, and your essence, your true self will be there with you every step of the way.

Love yourself enough that no one can make you feel not worth of life because life is all about love, and the light you shine will be recognized by others and together with like minds true love can be found. Don’t waste your time trying to convince others of who you are, put that precious energy into yourself become one with nature and it’s creater, find peace and joy will follow, it’s truly liberating and life changing.  The path is not easy but the reward is priceless!

Love and Light

Barra

 

 

 

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THE SPACE BETWEEN

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Many ancient cultures believe that there is a space between the waters edge and the earth where utter stillness can be found, a sense of peace and spaciousness dwells there. Perhaps this is our fascination with the seashore, the bays, and rivers of the Earth, for we instinctually know this as truth for it cannot be denied as we continue to be lured to it’s presence.

This presence I speak of cannot be seen only felt as we are drawn to the unexplainable sense of ease and calm we feel once we have arrived. Some people plan their whole year around a vacation they will have which certainly involves some place where water and earth meet to create that special place that is indescribable but ever present.

Our bodies natural state is one of ease and calmness, it functions best under these conditions, so we meditate,walk in nature, go to church, visit a grave sight and feel at peace. Places that do not require human interaction and confusion.

The peace we seek that is very necessary for us to exist has become nearly impossible. Electronics have taken over the world creating an atmosphere of static confusion which affects everyone. Modern man has turned into a computer zombie as an escape from their reality and everyday life. Always looking for immediate gratification in some distant or unknown possibility.

But the one aspect to our existence which is the very foundation in which our true essence or humanism can be found lies very deep inside of us. Just as the core of the Earth exists but cannot be seen, the true nature of who we are lies deep inside waiting for us to make contact.

With all the hussle and bussle we become more detached from the very core of who we are. Only stillness can connect you to this depth, and ignoring it is for most necessary. The reason ignoring the depth of who you are is that it may cause such turmoil a change needs to take place.

Change as the Buddhists know is inevitable, if you are not willing to be the change than all the familiar associations with your life that exist around you will change, leaving you behind to make sense of where everyone went?

Leaving can also be mental more so than physical, and as we find ourselves existing in a state of fear, we choose to stay in it and be silent, or to take flight only to find ourselves right back where we started.

To ignore the need for stillness only creates more issues to deal with. We are then no longer the victim but a conscious human being living with the spaciousness needed to see the lesson in everything, allowing for the answers that are hidden in the unknown to be recognized.

Being grateful and humble even when you think or feel you are on top of the world, or ahead of the game is very necessary, for life has a way of changing in a flash taking you with it.
But the one thing no one can take from you is the core of your being.

Jobs, houses, relationships, etc. all may come and go, but you can never escape from what’s waiting to be found, the very core of your true spirit. This cannot be denied and will certainly be revealed from time to time in the way of how things that pop up in your life are handled.

All men are created equal, the only thing that separates us is the extent that our egos rule our lives, and how dedicated we are to the worship of money, no matter what the cost.
We are all human for now and whether or not you believe life goes on after our bodies have given up, is very personal. But how you treat others is what defines us as grateful, it’s in the actions not the words that make the difference.

We all believe in God through one form or another, the understanding that someone is watching and taking notes is the foundation by which religious sects are based. No one is exempt from this and money cannot buy a condo in heaven. The real purpose for being on Earth at this particular point in time is to recognize ourselves once the shell in which we are contained dissolves.

Will you recognize yourself and those dear to you, will their light and yours shine brightly enough to be seen for all eternity?

To know yourself without all the frill is to take the time in your busy life and be still enough to know who you really are without the identification with form.