healing – a meditation


Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

-Eckhart Tolle

When my body is hungry, I crave food. When my body is thirsty, I crave water. I don't have to be in control of that.  My body knows what to do to heal itself. It seeks what it needs. Sometimes, I don't want to eat when I'm thirsty because I'm too lazy to get myself some water. Or sometimes I don't want to eat when I'm hungry because I feel too busy to get myself some food. But that's my mind talking. My body is simpler. More straightforward. It knows what it needs to heal.

My soul is the same way. It seeks out situations that it needs to heal.  It seeks out interactions with controlling people or people that engage in behaviors that trigger me so that I can have the chance to set my boundaries and heal. Soul craves growth. Sometimes, in those situations, I don't want to set boundaries or respond in a healthy way because I feel scared or hurt. But that's my mind, getting in the way. My soul is simpler. More straightforward.  It knows what it needs to heal. The trick is to silence my mind.

A meditation for July 10, 2013.

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beauty – a meditation


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


It is definitely hard for me to see beauty in things when I am feeling angry or hurt or scared. During those times, I can't see past the end of my own nose, mostly. But that doesn't mean the beauty isn't there. My Higher Power never sends me any situation in order to hurt me. Rather, I feel every situation that I encounter is sent to me in order to allow me a chance to grow and heal my soul. What could be more beautiful than that – a universe that conspires in intricate and intangible ways to always care after its children without an eye towards credit or gratitude? In times of fear or pain, I can remember that and remember that even if I am uncomfortable, I am meant to be that way so that I can be looked after. I can always find beauty in that.

A meditation for July 8, 2013.

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