Monday, May 12, 2014

i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazingday: for the leaping greenly spirits of treesand a blue true dream of sky; and for everythingwhich is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any—lifted from the no
of all nothing—human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
e.e. cummings

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Strange Goodbye
(rough draft)

Breath and bones, a tangle of sharp words, but you were really essence of water.
You, rising up with the sun, filled with light.
I couldn't see you that way when you were alive.
Was it always in you waiting to be revealed?

I didn't know you were the sea. I thought you were a man, stuck on this plane.
Just like me, a mass of opinions. We believed in things together.
We assumed we knew it all or at least enough to know
We weren't light dissolved.
It doesn't matter. Maybe you'd say, let it go.
"I'm not sea spray. I'm earth and clay. I'm your uncle, your DNA."

But does it matter that I see you in the sea spray now you've gone away?
We're sad, no place to hide the loss...well, the others have it, coat pockets,
children, extra rooms with doors. But I can't  find a way to tamp it down, the sense that all is wrong, somehow, lost.

I wander by the ocean. I wonder how you got here, how you changed into essence when once
You were a man. Life whittled you to your core. And now we're forced to let you go. You're almost gone.
If I didn't find you in the sea spray, I wouldn't know that death is not the end.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Creating From Nothing
by Lorrie Kazan

Creating from nothing...blank space...There’s never nothing. There’s always something…a kind of protoplasmic substance in which we live. We mutually respond to each other. That’s why affirmations work when you work them. You’re filling the field with bright substance, like putting a goblet out for water instead of letting it slip through desperate hands.

If you practice qi gong, you’ll know this element. You work with it, mold it into balls, circle it, and bring it into your core. It’s the God light, Buddha light source substance from which the idea of us first sprang. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Dark Has A Light of  Its Own - 6 Steps to Find It
Lorrie Kazan

1. Admit When You're In It

You don't have to announce it to everyone else, but admit to yourself. "I'm lost" doesn't sound like much of an affirmation? Affirmations are a powerful part of the process. But they don't supplant authenticity; they ultimately compliment and support it. (More on that soon.)

2. The Old Way No Longer Works

Being lost, being with loss, prods us to find new ways of seeing. Einstein said "You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it." Spirituality talks about our best thinking only going so far, and then something greater is needed. 12-Step Programs offer the first step: I am powerless over (fill in the this) and my life is unmanageable.

Getting to the end of one's own knowing is good news that generally feels bad.What's next? What other doors, windows, opportunities surround me that I'm not seeing? 

3. There's Always A Solution

Getting there too quickly may not be the best one. Forcing an old way may be the best way to find out the old ways aren't working.

But I don't like the dark, not knowing, not having what I want, you might say. Sometimes the solution is to allow things to be exactly as they are in this moment. In so doing, they ultimately change. What you resist persists.

4. You're Not Going Blind; You're Going Conscious

There are times to act and times to be and some times in between. If you're always acting, you probably can't tell the difference. Yes, you might say, but that's how I get what I want. Maybe there's something better than what you think you want? And also, have you noticed, the old way isn't working? 

 4.  You're Here for Something Greater than Your Mind Can See

What if your time in the dark were preparing you for a whole new way of seeing? If we (I do psychic readings for a living) push you too quickly through it, you could be like the caterpillar pulled from the cocoon before your wings were sturdy. Before you're set to fly, when you're just a bunch of seemingly meaningless goop? If the extent of your mind were all there was, then the limits you see would make sense.

5.  Affirmations Align with the Ultimate Truth

Spirituality says there's an underlying force guiding everything. I-Ching calls it the Creative. Some people call it God, or Good.

Alchemy mirrors the cycles in our transforming lives. The premise to which we align is the underlying force for good. The light, which you are, the love which you are.

6.  We're Only Drops In the Ocean. We're Also the Sea

Every transformative step we take, lifts others as well as ourselves. You might not want to grow, but your soul is here to do just that.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Dark Has Its Own Light 
by Lorrie Kazan

The dark has its own light, and we learn to find it, to see our path even in the midst of fog. Don't reject where you are. Pray to accept, not like you're going to live there forever, but for these seconds of time. Nothing stays the same. Though what you resist, persists as both sides fight to stand their ground.

You will lose people, places and things; but what you develop from inside, no one can ever take. They can envy, admire, betray, but they cannot shake your invincible bond with Source.  They can leave you but you never have to leave your Self.

Every dark time has a gift in it, some value you will take from it. You won't know that today, or how it will emerge. You're learning to swim in deep waters. You're learning the secret of who you are. It twists and turns, plunges down deep, but ultimately you reach the light again. See it for all of us.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lost Is the New Found
Lorrie Kazan

Wracking my mind trying to figure out how to condense alchemical, psychological and psychic ideas into a simple blog post to explain why. Why is Loss or Lost the new found?

You were meant to be lost so you could seek something deeper, so you could experience your life in a profound way. We're part of everything, the rocks, the trees, the birds, the sea. We're in everything and it breathes in us.

That mother we wish we had: we actually do. She's everywhere in nature, in what we haven't yet killed.

Alchemy is a metaphor for our process. The nigredo, the black muck, lower depths is an essential stage in the process. Can't find true home without it. True home is what's in you when all else is stripped away. It's the Tower card in Tarot. Life gone awry.

But rest easy because you don't stay in darkness forever, just long enough to feel hopelessly lost, to let go of what no longer fits for the journey ahead. You find your intuitive light in the darkness and your life begins to transform. Welcome to the next stage....

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Did We Forget to Mention Money?

Why talk about wisdom and bravery in my 1-minute meditation instead of money? Because life is holographic and what you create in one area is reflected in the others. 

Most of us want all the good fortune we associate with prosperity. We want love, abundance, friends, health. Who we are inside matters. And it shapes how we handle the gifts we're given, whether we even see them, accept them and make the most from them.Louise Hay said she used to teach people to solve each of their problems, then she discovered if she taught them to love themselves the problems went away.

The other reason I don't write more affirmations/meditations about money, many people find it crass, especially people I know who have money.  They know it didn't solve all their problems but we also know it can solve some.

Science of Mind says we can create the lives we dream. We can use our words, our minds, our connection to source to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

What do you want to create today? Be bold. Affirm the reality of your dreams.  May you drink in the gift of wisdom and share it freely. (But not so freely you drive your friends crazy.)

This Week's Affirmation:

"Wisdom finds its way to me; it rules my heart and teaches bravery. It finds humor in everything, wraps itself around my dreams and speaks to me from deep within. All is as it’s meant to be. This beautiful life is meant for me."

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