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My Life is My Message

posted by David G Arenson ND

gandhi“Rare is birth as a human being.

Hard is the life of mortals.”
“Do not let slip this opportunity.” ~ Dhammapada

Am I chasing MIRACLES? YES!!!! I want so many things – so many dreams for myself and the world.

My NAKED truth is that my life is my message, and that isn’t easy to accept.

I’ve spoken before about confronting oneself naked in the mirror – and learning to love what is. The spiritual intellect provides a context for compassion and understanding, yet often the challenge is in embodying these ideas, and going through the experiences life will no doubt hand out with equanimity. It is human to fall, and then come back, to go out of control before coming back into equilibrium to the middle way that is to be strived for.

In the winter months, I tend to hibernate more, and with age, many people experience their body shape changing. When I look in the mirror, I compare myself to what I looked like a couple of years’ back, and see something “less than.” It’s easy to feel good about oneself when the body feels in tune, and balanced. What if you’re sick or worse, debilitated? Then loving yourself becomes challenging and the gifts that the body usually gives, are less obvious. One of the paths to healing is to love all of it – the pain, the suffering, the grievance, the discomfort – choose to love it.

I find it easy to find imperfections with the world and get angry and upset about it. There is a lot of noise out there. As a sensitive person, I can easily feel victimized by life. I know I have a lot to contribute to the world, yet when I go out there, I often feel uneasy.

When I apply for jobs, I’m often met with little or no response. A lot of us have these experiences, not just me. It is easy to conclude that the world is a harsh and unloving place, and get frustrated.
 
So how does one become empowered and live at the cause and not the effect? I believe there are many answers – and it’s key to be aware that you may not be able to change the world. Yet always you can change yourself and the way you choose to see the world.

If nothing else, we can learn from our experiences. I can acknowledge that sometimes I need to reach the depths before I can climb myself out.

When there is no rain forest left, will the birds still sing?

If we create the world, then we should always look within for answers. When we see something outside of us in the world, ask what is it telling us about who we are?

If someone judges us, we are judging ourselves. If someone rejects us, we are rejecting ourselves.

If we want to experience love, then it is a state that we create through loving ourself and our experience. The world presents a mirror. These lessons are not easy to accept. It’s easier to blame others. I do it often. Now I promise myself to ask, “How did I create this – and how can I heal that part of me inside that created that?”

We can always expand our hearts and expand our love. Love is endless…All it requires is choosing it – choose love over war, love over anger, love over retaliation.


“Unless we view things with our heart, we can see nothing.”  — Daisaku Ikeda

When we have a grievance, how do we choose to react?
 
Perhaps it’s easier as a free spirit to grapple with these questions as we grow and age. Time is always moving, and life always changing.

We each have a place in existence – everyone has something to appreciate.

Gandhi provides an answer that really touches me deeply – “My life is my message.”


The biggest commitment I can make is to value myself.
 I always have the ability to choose my response. I choose this as my miracle!

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Mindfulness: A dishwasher’s guide to life

posted by David G Arenson ND

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“While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes. If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, this hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not alive during the time we are washing dishes.

The fact that we are here washing these bowls is a wondrous reality, a miracle of life.

If we can’t wash the dishes, the chances are we won’t be able to drink our tea either. While drinking the cup of tea, we willl only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands.

Thus we are sucked away into the future – and we are incapable of living one minute of life.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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and Celebrity Therapist.

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Hand of God

posted by David G Arenson ND

hand of God via Amazon StudiosHave you ever met someone one day and bumped into them “randomly” the following day or soon thereafter? Or seen a word that answers a question you’ve been meditating on? Or found a strange connection appear before you out of the blue?

A voice from the Divine – or just co-incidence?

Recently, I’ve been dating someone who showed me her vision board, and on the top, she had unknowingly placed a cut-out of one of my articles from a local magazine, “Choosing Love.” I was speechless. She had no idea that it was written by me, as she had taken it from the front cover and didn’t even know I was an author.

Some stories I’ve heard recently…

Andy was searching for a copy of ‘The Alchemist’, a book she had lent to her cousin and it had got lost. That day her housemate was spring-cleaning the house, throwing out old books in a box and dropped off a copy of ‘The Alchemist’ on her desk, thinking she may like it.

Paulo was sitting at his computer writing an email when his cat Milo jumped onto his keyboard. On the screen, appeared the words “JFK”. Paulo had been studying John F Kennedy for a history project at college.

These seemingly random encounters seem to be “signs” that something significant is at work. Recently, many people have been acutely aware of synchronicity occurring in their lives. Let’s further explore the dance of synchronicity and what it may mean in our lives.

Synchronicity is a concept originally coined by Carl Jung to describe meaningful coincidences – the “acausal connecting principle” that links mind and matter and supersedes cause and effect. Many times in history, there has been a case of the simultaneous discovery of the same thing. This is well-documented in science.

500px-Schéma_synchronicité_in_EnglishI was first introduced to the concept of “synchronicity” years ago when I read James Redfield’s ‘The Celestine Prophecy.’ Redfield theorises that all coincidences are important because they direct the way to an unfolding of our personal destiny. In my personal experience, I have been through periods heavily influenced by the concept that synchronicity was meaningful. Many of the major events of my life have been guided by synchronicity – relationships beginning and ending, work, career paths, etc. I’ve had moments where I’ve been a Celestine prophecy “devotee” – seeing meaning in every event. I would caution people – there needs to be a caveat – not all synchronicities are meaningful!

I’ve come to see that not all coincidences and events in our lives mean something. Bumping into the postman when he’s delivering the mail, doesn’t necessarily mean anything beyond him doing his job, and you doing yours, and those events coinciding for a moment. The problem with relying too much on synchronicity is that it can take away your own free will or intention out of your life, and rely too much on “acts of God” – promoting reactivity (waiting for God) instead of promoting being proactive (taking action).

At least sometimes, one can search too hard for spiritual meanings in daily events which may really just be co-incidents. Since we live in a conscious universe, no events are actually accidental. However not all events are equally meaningful or significant.

The lines between synchronicity, precognition and clairvoyance are blurred. For example, ever thought of a friend, and then received a phone call from them, or seen them later on?

Just last week, I was chatting to a friend about catching up with her in the morning, and that night bumped into her at an isolated restaurant. How did that happen – of all the thousands of restaurants in Australia – how could we both end up at the same one – I wondered? Surely such an event is unlikely to occur by random chance. She later mentioned she had seen me walking in the park earlier. Maybe there was a message or transaction that we needed to communicate to each other, or perhaps our earlier communication had connected our energies and aligned our paths?

Synchronicity can hint at destiny, or it can come via dipping your feet into the divine matrix, or field of consciousness. Jung pointed to an underlying field of consciousness, which he called underlying connectedness. It can also be a message or sign sent from angelic beings or spirit guides, if you believe in those.

I recall the day after my grandmother dying seeing an old graceful lady waiting with me at a tram stop, and feeling that it was a message from my grandmother that she was with me still.

Synchronicity reveals an underlying pattern in the universe, a large guiding framework that organises our lives. It is also aligned to Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious. We are all part of the governing forcefield of imagination that governs our universe. As in – “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” (Shakespeare) Jung saw synchronicity broadly as a guiding supervision which underlies the whole of human experience and history.

― James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

Redfield’s seventh insight is - “Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies.”

Having a clear idea of what we want to create in our lives, what we want our lives to be like encourages synchronicity. Synchronicity can hint at our life path, or remind us of where we are headed, or guide us to change direction. Synchronicity brings us relationships and love. There are so many stories of mysterious coincidences that bring two lovers together. Synchronicity brings gifts to be treasured.

Changing our frequency will change the people we attract into our lives. We are all communicating with the field of energy around us. Who we are being and how we are feeling affects this field.

Redfield’s eighth insight is “We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives.” It is our responsibility to others to be awake and aware of the potential of each moment to touch and help another.

I have found that synchronicities occur when I am active in the world, and the more in the “zone” (in terms of awareness and conscioussness) I feel, the more frequently they occur. Expanding our awareness within the infinite sea of consciousness, is tapping into possibility. When you access this field of energy – call it the universal field or the divine matrix – you are tapping into a field which is loving, abundant, and in which nothing is impossible. Stress or unease breaks our natural communication with this field. Synchronicity requires being relaxed.

Synchronicity is about being awakened to the infinite possibilities available to us within the divine matrix of perception. Have fun with it, embrace it, and let it flow to you like the pure water of a spring. Allow the mystery to unfold. As the White Queen said to Alice, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards”. (Lewis Carroll)

Sound familiar – remind you of something? Perhaps it’s a synchronistic moment reading these words?

Be open to receive the wisdom of each moment as it unfolds.

 

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Get Out of the Way, (I’m Matthew McConaughey!)

posted by David G Arenson ND

matt wikiImagine a Hollywood star, basking in the glory and success of his latest movie golden globe award, yet loving and laughing at fame at the same time, occasionally diffidently, indifferently – wholeheartedly…always with a swagger and marvellous Texan intonation.

Matthew McConaughey is exactly as human as I am, as anyone is. He is playing a game called “being a movie star.” There is no wrong in that.
Many people buy into these games and give the illusion more energy than is necessary. That can cause needless suffering.
Perhaps due to his unusual heritage, (his ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, and German) McConaughey seems to understand that he is playing a character in a movie, and playing a character in a greater movie called life. He find joy and expression and has fun with his “character.” For a person whose life motto is “Just Keep Living”…what more can be said!
Apparently, he is known for not taking himself too seriously. At 18, he spent a year as a rotary exchange student in Australia which included time on a farm cleaning out chicken coops. Such an experience, no doubt gave him a lot of perspective and a great accent (he returned to the USA with an adopted Australian accent)!
McConaughey has a reputation for being himself—his repertoire includes giving Barbara Walters a foot-rub, not wearing cologne or deoderant (“A man should smell like a man. I haven’t worn deodorant in 20 years.”), playing Brazilian music continuously for eight hours in the operating room to help his wife, Camila Alves give birth to Levi, their first child.
Some classic quotes (15) from the abundantly talented and ridiculously quotable McConaughey:

“I love taking advantage of my fame. If I go to the airport and get taken to the front of the line, I’m not going to protest. When I show up to see a band and I get whisked backstage, I like it. If I’m offered the use of a private jet, bring it on. But I draw the line at playing the, “Do you know who I am?” card and I refuse to have every little thing done for me. If you buy into all that, it will show up in your acting.”

“Just keep living” is the motto that keeps me moving forward. I’ve had that motto since I was 21. I was filming Dazed and Confused (1993), my father had just died, and I suddenly realized I was no longer a boy. My life’s a lot bigger now. I have far more responsibilities. Also, it’s been a long while since I was anonymous.”

“We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there’s enough room for all of us to succeed.”

“Who needs a house when you can live in a trailer? People tell me it’s not a very Hollywood way to live but it happens to be my preference. I’ve lived in big houses and a big space gave me too many options. I had this amazing chair that I loved but I’d go months without sitting on it. I had some nice paintings on the walls but I’d hardly ever look at them. I realized I didn’t need those things.”

“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

“I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

“People are going, ‘You’re the sexiest man in America.’ And I’m like, ‘No, no — alive!’ Those extraterrestrials out there? Those dudes on Mars? They ain’t got nothing on me, man. I’m sexy, and I’m alive. Fact!”

“In whatever adulation you get, there’s truth and there’s not truth.”

“There’s a man I met 20 years ago. He escaped Russia. He was not even a carpenter, built a 17-foot boat and sailed across the Atlantic for decades he held the world record for smallest vessel single-man sailed across the Atlantic. He told me this, he said, ‘A genius can be anybody he wants to, but a genius is always one person at a time.’ So to that I say, that’s what we get to do, isn’t it? One man, one woman, one human. At a time. When we do it well. Just keep doing that. Just keep living.”

“A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to always have something incredible to read.”

“My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.”

“There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.”

“You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.”

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.”

“Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know there was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.”

To me, what makes McConaughey great is that he seems indifferent to fame….impervious to criticism, loves success but stll lives in a caravan, always laughs at himself, never seems forced and seems to act from a space beyond ego boundaries. He laughs at the ego, yet celebrates it. McConaughey is having fun—loads of it!

Perhaps McConaughey is the ultimate icon, the people’s hero who refuses to be a hero, the trendsetter who refuses to be a trendsetter, the actor who refuses to act! McConaughey is being himself and loving it—that’s why I salute him!

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What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com
Facebook: davidarenson
Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

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