How To Hold Heaven In Your Own Hands

In life, we experience miraculous glimpses of heaven. Some of us make plans to embark on the path toward it. Some of us, embark on an  unknown, mysterious path toward it, by taking the first daring step. Some of us, write a heavenly song and create it here, within and  amongst us all. - Hold Heaven“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

Gautama Buddha, a.k.a. Lord Buddha, circa 563 B.C. – 483 B.C., Founder of Buddhism

It is not the glimpses that hold heaven, but the path through it.

Wherever you are or whatever you do, your presence in them is paramount and the truth of its reality.

And so heaven and her joys take place (more…)

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How To Receive Your Greatest Gift

Being thankful for what has been given to you is the greatest return gift. - GratitudeWhat I’ve learned is there’s a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.”

Deborah Norville, Television Journalist and Host

The most powerful step in a prayer is being truly grateful for all that you have, in this moment. Your gratitude shows her of where more to channel her blessings and gifts. Her gifts are not being reflected back, but being absorbed by you, making space for more. (more…)

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Where To Find Love, Simply

A small hut, that is rich with pure and Loving energies of its beloved dwellers, contains within, the pure and Loving energies of the whole  Earth and all the planets, the universe. - Find Love“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

John Muir, 1838 – 1914, Writer, Naturalist/Environmental Activist

Love, because her eternal presence, may travel across zillions of planets,

just as she may also travel just a few centimeters between our faces that are present.

Love, is grand and deep in all forms. And you can find Love, anywhere. There is wonder in her vibrations, (more…)

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What Is Your Contribution To Creation?

Change is a sign of creation. Love is a feeling that vibrates harmoniously, in all of change.“When you’re an artist, there’s always a moment in your life when you think you’re not inspired and instead of doing things and instead of travel and instead of falling in love, you’re just depressed, so you don’t move, so you don’t change. So you’re not inspired.”

Melanie Laurent, Actress, Model, Director

If Love is a vibration, then you must keep moving, changing along with it. Thus, Love be felt.

You must travel with Love

and not leave her behind. (more…)

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Hold Her Hand But Let Her Do The Walking

You don't get the best from someone by pushing them, rather by encouraging them to push themselves. - Encourage“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.When you urge someone to reach somewhere, you are affirming that they are not there yet and they are not doing enough.” – William Arthur Ward, 1921 -1984, Author/Writer

When we urge someone to reach some level, somewhere, we are affirming that she is not there yet and she is potentially not doing enough.

I would much rather highlight that (more…)

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Cast Your Struggles On The Sky

Surely, my struggles must be smaller than the entire Universe and her capacity to accommodate them and a zillion others.“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”

J. Donald Walters, a.k.a. Swami Kriyananda, 1926 – 2013, Author, Lecturer, Music Composer, Founder of Ananda (Global Spiritual Community)

When I was little, I used to place all my struggles in my hand, hold it up and look at the sky. Zillions of stars and planets I could see embedded within its carpet… the infinite sky.

I compared them both and found my (more…)

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The Pleasure Of Giving And Receiving

Give with all pleasure. Receive with all pleasure. Do not be afraid to ask for things in life- you,  not only deserve it, it has been yours all along. - Giving and receiving“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank, 1929 – 1945, Writer/Author 0f ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’

Give gladly from what you have, and you will have more space to be filled with what you will receive — which is much more than you have ever had!

Don’t forget about receiving gladly too, for what you receive, you will be sharing too!

Don’t forget about asking too, (what you want), for that will remind you to remember what you have and experience more of that! (more…)

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Together We Can Meet At Togetherness

Come sit with me in silence. There will be a little gap between us where the great infinite beauty will grow and flourish.“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Social Rights Activist, Peacemaker

My Love only has meaning when we are together.

And when you sit beside me, I may feel that, in, between, your presence and mine. Togetherness.

With you by my side, I can awaken the stars from their silent slumber.

With you by my side, I can call forth the sea to its shore. (more…)

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Finding The Gifts In Suffering

Give me a dollar and I will be happy. Give me a billion dollars and I will be suspicious, scared and wary. Such is human nature. Such is human suffering - we have it all, yet we are untrusting.

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

Winston Churchill, 1874 – 1965, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize Winner (Literature), Historian

You are like a free herbivore, with acres of greens across you to devour upon. All yours.

You are like a child with a hundred shades of colors moving before your eyes that stimulate you. All yours.

You may run free, but you may not trust the world outside of your gates, now.  (more…)

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Whom To Trust? Them Or You?

When you close your eyes, when you fold your hands in prayer, and do something onwards, you know you've got it right! You are no longer translating your senses, you are trusting God, the heavens and the angels. - Trust

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961, Author, Nobel Prize Winner (Literature)

Trust is a hard thing to do, since it means letting go of yourself, surrendering yourself, your control, all of you.

Herein is the divine paradox — become and be yourself but trust the universal, divine power within your life.

There is one other truth — (more…)

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