Friday, January 14, 2011

Each Life is Linked to All Life

I was introduced to this piece by my dear friend Patrick about twenty years ago.  It had a deep impact on me, but I couldn't find a recording to keep.  However, with so much information now available on the internet I was able to rediscover it. The piece is from Dave Clark's Time The Musical which was performed in London in 1985.  I would love it to be revived.  The message is one which I know I need to hear frequently.  The wonderful voice of Sir Laurence Olivier makes it even more meaningful.

Stand before me on the sign of infinity, 
all you of the earth.
With the granting of the law of provination 
comes the application of change.
I will give you the key.
And with this knowledge, please realise, 

comes the responsibility of sharing it.
I will show you the way.
It's very simple. Throughout the universe there is order.
In the movement of the planets, in nature 
and in the functioning of the human mind.
A mind that is in its natural state of order,
is in harmony with the universe
and such a mind is timeless.

Your life is an expression of your mind.
You are the creator of your own Universe -
For as a human being, you are free to will whatever
state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words.
There is great power there.
It can be a blessing or a curse -
It's entirely up to you.

For the quality of your life is brought about 
by the quality of your thinking -
think about that.
Thoughts produce actions -
look at what you're thinking.
See the pettiness and the envy and the greed and the
fear and all the other attitudes that causes
you pain and discomfort.
Realize that the one thing you have absolute
control over is your attitude.
See the effect that it has on those around you.
For each life is linked to all life
and your words carry with them chain reactions
like a stone that is thrown into a pond.
If your thinking is in order,
your words will flow directly from the heart
creating ripples of love.
If you truly want to change your world, my friends,
you must change your thinking.
Reason is your greatest tool,
it creates an atmosphere of understanding,
which leads to caring which is love.
Choose your words with care.
Go forth ... with love

Monday, January 10, 2011

Every moment is precious

What a difference a week can make.  Life is precious.  Life is fragile.  We take life for granted, and yet it can change in an instance. This week I have been reminded to appreciate each moment, each experience and each person that I meet.

"Learn to turn to each person as the most sacred person on Earth, to each moment as the most sacred moment that has ever been given to us.  This moment may never happen again, because no two moments are ever alike."
Reshad Feild

During December the sight of this tree adorned with light and color greeted me every time I looked out my bedroom window or drove up my driveway after dark. This week the tree has been lit every night as a tribute to the man who painstakingly created it every year for his family and neighbors to enjoy. I shall always remember it as "Ted's Tree" and it shall remind me to be grateful for each and every day and to live life in radiant color.  Ted, thank you for your legacy of a life well lived.

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Life is a Sacred Journey

 "Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous risks, embracing challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path, exactly where you are meant to be right now."
Caroline Joy Adams

The beginning of a new year always holds a sense of possibility.  It allows us a fresh start, giving us permission to leave behind all that we feel has not served us and to invite into our lives new thoughts, new ideas and new growth.  But remember to thank even those things that have made life challenging as they are often our greatest teachers.

My collage labyrinth reminds me that life is made up of these different experiences, all of them steps on my sacred journey of discovery.  

May you embrace discovery and adventure along your path this year.