Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

He Wonders

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He wonders what this is?
This Organism, this Being,
They have created from above,
That they have invested with their energy and love.

Something new and beauteous has emerged,
From the depths of who they really are,
They have found themselves,
Each in the eyes, ears and heart of the other.

No effort required,
Only love revealed,
No fear anymore,
Just infinite flow.

He sees the way ahead,
Her radiant eyes are glowing,
Lighting the paths,
Of his to-ing and fro-ing

In the midst of his darkness,
She hears his anguished call,
She reaches out to break his fall,
And her stars shine within him.

He is caught in the net of her wonder,
He spirals in the greatness of her galaxy,
He basks in the heat of her sun,
And the the threads of his heart
 Are gently teased apart and torn asunder.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Parts and Wholes

Armenian Wheel of Eternity

We are ALL 'parts' of the same whole and the whole is fully in each of us. We are The same One expressing differently through each of us. The same but different. There is multiplicity in the unity.

We are all connected and resonating with our soul mates and soul group and the collective of all humanity. When one heals, the others benefit too. Especially when the healing is regarding particular specific issues like the challenges of these beautiful new soul connections and the problems of holding on to old outmoded templates.

Hard to let go of the friends from the past who have served us well but inhibit are movement forward. All is change. All is process.

Like sand slipping through fingers we cannot fix our lives in place or grasp at the straws of the past.

As above so below, as within so without. Harmony begets harmony. Yes, we will create waves, but it's how we surf those waves. We can harmonise with those waves and let them bring us gently to shore, while enjoying the ride! Experiencing what it is to flow with life and trust in the wisdom of the universe coming through us. For we are all free and abundant expressions of the universe!

And the way forward is through deep heart felt connections that bring us more freedom and abundance. Only then can our creativity fully flow. We grow. 

We evolve. The universe grows. The universe evolves. An eternal wheel creating itself ever new as it revolves in perfection!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Each Moment

Each moment flows through me,
And creates itself anew.

I let the moments come and go,
And through my breath I am renewed.

As the moments spread out and grow,
I become more Whole.

I feel the moments flow,
Like water droplets in a mountain stream.

Each a dream flowing to the sea.
In each moment,
I am creating more of me!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ask Yourself

Ask yourself, 
Are you on the path you want to be on?

Slow down, sit still, listen attentively,
Pay attention to what the world has to say.
Hear with your heart. 
Feel the wisdom that yearns to find expression through you and within you.

Take care of each precious moment.

But how long or short is a moment?

Each moment contains the 'past' and the 'future' - both are present within it,
Each moment has moment-um! 
Each moment is in motion, 
Each moment contains the energy of emotion to propel it along.
Each moment is a present - a gift to cherish 
The present is full of possibilities - infinite gifts.
Within the space where freedom is - the freedom to choose,
Without restriction, without friction. 

There is an ease, a flow
A way of Doing through Being present to what is now.

This is the essence of love - the interconnected web of all things,
Which is a Life,
Which is a Universe.
For each life is contained fully in each moment.

In some respects, a life is only a moment....
But, what a moment!
Each life is a Universe.
And what a Universe!
For each life, like each moment allows something new to appear in the world,
Something unique.

A life, like a Universe, is a moment,
A movement,
A creative exploration of possibilities...
But, which one to choose?

The balance between action and acceptance,
The paradox of making changes,
While accepting the way things are.

The art of learning to truly live,
To truly love, to truly create.