In this newsletter we will talk about the classes and gatherings offered by ZenSpirit in the coming month, also touching on the burst of creativity at PhotoZen. Sarah is offering some thoughts on asparagus. And we look into the theater boom in Reno and what that may mean to our city.
Are you feeling your strength today?
Are you allowing your heart to open?
Today is about walking in your own strength. This is a perfect time to let go of your small ego, embracing where your heart wishes to travel, and allowing yourself to be true to yourself.
By doing this you may be surprised as to how truly strong you are, and with that you may explore your own determination as well.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose
~Dr. Wayne W Dyer~
What may be revealed to you today is what lies deep within your own heart and with that a deeper sense of comfort knowing a bit more about yourself.
I offer you this mantra:
I know myself well
There is more to discover
Exploring my strength
Opening my heart
Being the witness for my expansion
What is it that you know of manifestation?
We talk so much about manifesting our dreams, hopes, and desires. But what does manifestation really mean in the spiritual sense? I have found from my personal experience that manifestation can be very powerful and surprisingly so often times unexpected. The outcome meeting my desires on a broad sense, but perhaps just a little off on what I thought my intention truly was.
It is true our guides and angels have a sense of humor?
When calling in our guides and angels to assist us in manifestation, we must always remember to keep that sense of humor ourselves when we realize the outcome. But even more than that what I have discovered is that manifestation often times brings me the tools to create what it is that I wish, but not directly bringing in what it is that I wish. I think the thing to remember is that manifesting most often times gives us the ability and tools to create what it is we believe we wish, but at the end of the day it is still up to us to create and to do the work.
Can you understand how much Well-Being is flowing to you? Do you understand how much orchestration of circumstances and events on your behalf is available to you? Do you understand how loved you are? Do you understand how the creation of this planet, the creation of this Universe, fits together for the perfection of your experience?
Today is a day to play with manifestation. Take some time and discover what it is you wish to draw in, make intention to draw that in and perhaps even have a mantra to bring attention to what it is you desire. Pay attention during the day and see what opportunities show themselves that may lead to what it is you desire. This is certainly a great day to call in what it is that you wish and to see the surprising results.
With intention I offer you today’s mantra;
Asking for my desire
My guides listen
Seeing the opportunities
Knowing it is time to create
What is your fondest memory of love?
In the days to come memories of love past may enter your thoughts. There is more to this than just reminiscing, there is also building intention for what it is that you wish to draw into your life. There are many great lessons for you of what it is that you desire. Remember, there are always two sides to the coin, there’ll also be memories of what you wish not to bring into your life once again. The shadow of disappointment teaches as much as the light of ecstasy.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it
With a loving heart and memories of joy I offer you today’s mantra;
I close my eyes and remember the words
Still ringing soft and sweet in my ear
I close my eyes and remember the kiss
The sweet taste still on my lips
I close my eyes and remember the touch
Skin tingling even now
I close my eyes and remember the feeling
Loves delightful joy
When you think of love, what is it that comes to mind?
When you think of abundance what is it that comes to mind?
When you put the two together, love and abundance, what is it that comes to mind?
Harmony is the key to creating that abundance of love that you seek. With harmony in a relationship there will be space to create what abundance represents to you.
Your beloved is the catalyst to creating the alchemy that draws in those desires. Even if they are not part of your life in this moment, you can feel their energy fueling and guiding you.
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
The challenges that you face are having confidence in yourself. We talk about the importance of self-love; and during the week to come that is very clear that your own self-love will attract your beloved. Like a magnet the loving creature attracts the loving creature.
The challenge for your beloved is removing themselves from the drama that has been created around them. The constant noise of the drama in their life is drowning out the sweet songs of the love offered.
Sharing freely your emotions with each other is where the healing starts and with that healing comes space for creation and abundance. Trust in each other and know that your hearts grow together as you explore the depths of each other’s emotions and desires.
Where your hearts may come together is in a place of joy, your beloved, helping you to discover how lovable you are; even to yourself, and you offering a drama free place for them to grow and shine.
As you and your beloved come together on deeper levels; there will be secrets revealed, as long as you look deeper than the superficial. In this place lie secrets for both of you, perhaps shadows that reveal amazing truths or places bathed in the light that will shine so bright drawing in the abundance that you both seek. For both of you this space offers much healing and with that healing much potential abundance.
Cultivating pure love and true wisdom greatly enlivens the heart and brain, physically as well as spiritually. And the harmonization of love principle in the heart and the wisdom principle in the brain creates a magnetic force that draws healing energy into the whole body.
Thankful for the abundance that is in my life I offer you today’s mantra:
Coming together for healing
I open my heart freely to my beloved
Feeling the balance and joy between us
Knowing that there is no limit to what we shall create
Are you seeing clearly?
Is there something that you are missing?
Intuition can be a great tool, even though there may be very little facts to back up what you feel. When it comes to business decisions often time’s intuition is a major part even though we may not consciously be aware of it. What would happen if we made all of our decisions on our gut feeling alone?
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
In the weeks to come be at ease with which you create, have fun and find joy in the act of creation. Behind-the-scenes there may be a time and space to bring someone else in to mediate an issue that has been brewing for some time. Your own wisdom, the wisdom that you feel in your heart, will serve you in making this decision. Pay attention to that feeling in your head, that feeling that you are being betrayed, for where there is smoke there is fire.
The end of the calendar year is fast approaching, and this has traditionally been a time for great changes to be put into place. As this year clicks over to the next; honor that tradition. What are the changes that you wish to put into place as the calendar changes from one to another?
Even though there is been much Busy-Ness things have been running slow. This will continue for a while and it is for you to make the choices that will serve you best in this time of doldrums.
As I sit upon still waters waiting for the wind; I offer you this mantra:
I know in my heart what it is I must do
My intuition points the direction clearly
I prepare for the inevitable to come
Greeting the change with open arms
What does longevity look like in a relationship for you?
The Bristlecone Pine makes an appearance in this morning’s reading; this shows us that strength often comes from adversity. Persistence allows us to grow stronger, even when we seem to be damaged and hurt, those wounds, building the strength that will guide us and even nurture us in the challenges to come. Setting our roots deeply for ourselves first will help in any relationship where we choose to blend and be partners with our beloveds.
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
To know the deeper meaning of relationship and love, allowing the softer side of us to be shown, may bring the feeling of vulnerability but will also show the desire for trust. Our beloveds may be in a place of reflection, and with this reflection desiring to show the joy that can be experienced when two hearts open and blend. This opportunity of balanced blending may lead to a connection deeper than physical and deeper than intellectual; this may lead to a spiritual connection. We’re not shown or taught what this deep spiritual connection may mean or feel like in today’s society, so when it is experienced this may be a bit scary. Taking the time to have honest, open conversations about the feelings that you and your beloved are experiencing will lead to the opportunity to know each other on this deeper spiritual level. This is something to look forward to in the week to come, the opportunity is there for you and your beloved to grow and blend in ways you may never have thought possible.
Inspired from a deep connection with my guides and angels I offer you today’s mantra:
As I open my heart to my beloved
I also opened my heart to myself
Willing to see the reflection of me
Offering to show the reflection to my beloved
Opening to a deeper level of trust and bonding
Can you welcome the strength that is offered to you today?
Do you believe that with strength comes responsibility?
The mountain lion visits us this morning, showing us the strength that we already possess. This is the strength of leadership, you may not know this, but others are looking to you as a leader today. As long as you are true to your own convictions, those who look upon you as a leader will be well served.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Abundance and healing will also be offered today. This is a great time to open the heart to what is offered, allowing compassion to fill that space that has been empty for so long. Others may see this space of openness and compassion and follow along knowing that this is where they are guided to as well.
I invite you to follow me in today’s mantra:
I have the courage to set myself apart
For a moment to take the lead and set an example
It is love and compassion that I will show
Can you embrace the child within you?
Playing without a care, trusting that all will be well?
Evolution at times is easy, as long as that evolution is allowed to come as naturally as child’s play. Freely accepting what is offered with the heart and openness of your own inner child will serve what is created in the week to come. Play-time and Work-time can often be the same time.
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
It may seem that you are faced with limitations this week; this is something to look at deeper and not to just cast aside because those limitations seem overwhelming. The week ahead offers much evolution in what it is that you do, and knowing that anything is possible as long as you maintain that childhood innocence without the limiting beliefs that you have learned the doors will open to new ways of being. Indeed a huge leap forward is possible this week as long as that Leap is taken with the faith and innocence of your own inner child.
As a child lost and play I offer you the mantra of the day:
Work and play are one in the same
I dance and I sing with Joy of a child’s heart
As I work and create and play this day
Love and passion may strike like a thunderbolt this week, are you ready for the emotional push and pull?
When the love and passion comes suddenly without warning, the balance of life may be disrupted for a time. This is part of the adjustment period, and this time should be honored, even though difficult. The choice may be to explore or run away, and neither choice is inherently right or wrong.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
It is important that one knows what the heart desires. In this time of sudden change this is even more important; as what is being drawn in is very powerful. The comfort and recognition in the relationship to come is there for a deeper reason, almost as if you have known each other for quite some time. Even with this comfort it is not to be forgotten to live freely and openly in the moment; communicating with each other even when that communication seems difficult.
Listening is more that hearing words, the eyes tell a vibrant story as well.
With all this wonderful passion and love energy there will also be difficulties, do not be afraid to ask your community for help. The wise counsel of close friends may bring new light to your own shadows.
Look to the differences for enlightened spiritual growth. Differences in beliefs should not bring arguments, but should open new doors.
With passion and desire I offer you today’s mantra:
I feel my heart open to what is new
Allowing pleasure and passion to fill my heart