Tag Archives: Divine

Nothing But Love

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Feeling grateful for
the men and women
who went before me
and paved the way
so that I could celebrate
my femininity,
my creativity,
my divinity,
my liberty,
and really know
the pleasure of my freedom.
I owe it to my ancestors
to become the best ME possible.
After their struggle,
after all they went through,
isn’t it wonderful to find myself here,
a roof over my head,
clothes on my body,
well fed,
able to attend a party?
How fortunate am I
to have mentors, teachers,
elders, wise ones,
and our beautiful Mother
who has given us all life,
guiding me every day
to live into my destiny?
How fortunate just to be here
able to breathe.
Gratitude now.
There is nothing else but LOVE.

Experience Your Grandeur

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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is firmly rooted in the insight and experience of the sages:  A human being is an island of excellence.  We are born to excel.  We are surrounded–from every direction and in every respect–by the intrinsic power and creativity of the Divine.  Our core is Pure Consciousness; luminosity is our essential nature.  Our most distinctive attribute is our ability to know our own essence–our intrinsic divinity.  Life is a priceless gift, for life endows us with everything we need to experience our grandeur.  Discovering the intrinsic divinity at our core is the highest achievement; dying without experiencing it is the greatest loss.

–Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, p xv

When I read words like those, I feel this surge of gratitude well up within me for the men and women of the past and the present who gift us with their wisdom, who inspire us, who rekindle our creative flames when we’ve allowed them to go dormant.  It’s hard to feel sad when I read words like, “We are surrounded–from every direction and in every respect–by the intrinsic power and creativity of the Divine.” Such inspiration incites me to go back to my journal and write something, or make something, or dance around, or sing.  “…life endows us with everything we need to experience our grandeur.”  Yes!  Experience our grandeur.

I just felt like sharing those words with you.  Now go and create something! It doesn’t matter what you do:  Make a bouquet of autumn leaves, or warm up some spicy cider and make your house smell like cinnamon, or just sit in stillness and breathe for a few minutes, or make yourself a nice quiet cup of tea.  Take a brisk stroll out in the wind.  Laugh for no reason at all.  You could always paint, draw, write, sing, play an instrument and dance, but you could just as well gather some beautiful pebbles together in a bowl and put it on your table.   Make a big ol’ pot of soup and bring some to your friend who has a cold.  There are so many ways of expressing our inherent creativity, and they’re all precious, they’re all wonderful, they’re all needed by this world who wants to experience our gifts.  Go now, and experience your grandeur, my friends!