The Word of the Day

angel looking up folded hands

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

 

The Message of Wisdom

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach“When we are in a blissful and quiet state, we are literally plugged into infinite divine consciousness.”  -James

Why A Spiritual Teacher?

Why A Spiritual Teacher?

PART ONE

Sacred Hands TwoI used to live life as though it would go on forever — never ending.

When I see people I love, I now remember that perhaps this may be the last time I see their face.

I ask myself  “Are you truly present when you are with everyone you meet?”

“Are you simultaneously enjoying the moment while being aware that it is sacred because it will never happen again?

Life continues to evolve.  Yet it is impermanent.   A paradox….

I am finding that the practice of living in the present with all of the uncertainties of life, takes courage.

The courage to be aware of the fragility of life while embracing every moment as though it is the last.

Humanity appears to be experiencing one of the most challenging times on our planet,
making a spiritual teacher to guide us at this pivotal time a PROFOUND gift.

In truth, a spiritual teacher appears in our lives by our personal silent invitation.

I was conscious ( as many are) of the specific time when through prayer, I asked for the appearance of a spiritual teacher.

With others often the invitation is more an unconscious one.

When I met James, my spiritual teacher, I intuitively knew he was the sacred presence

I had been asking for to guide my spiritual journey.

There was an immediate trust with his presence.

I looked into his eyes and saw the light of infinite wisdom.

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Thankfully, and ironically he appeared at the most challenging time in my life.

*See “Why the Peacock Solution.”

He has since graced my life with many scared gifts –physical healings, compassionate blessings for family and friends, harmony with difficult relationships, providing peace through my grief over loved ones passing on and consistently translating ancient teachings into practical application for my everyday life.

During the past few months, I have read two extraordinary books that have deeply strengthened my devotion and renewed my commitment to this spiritual journey.

“The Autobiography of a Yogi”, the compelling story of Paramhansa Yogananda’s path to self mastery and “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”, an extraordinary book of deep ancient wisdom written by one of Yogananda’s few remaining direct disciples Swami Kriyananda.

“The Autobiography of a Yogi” weaves the story of Yogananda’s sacred experiences with his own spiritual teacher Swami Sri Yukteswar. These experiences and the feelings they evoked reminded me of my journey with James.  This personal insight has been transformative for me, confirming how profoundly blessed my life has been and continues to be through the grace and patience of a gifted and compassionate teacher.

Yogananda shares his love of teaching in nature and this reminded me of the incredible times in Sedona when an intimate group of students would arise early morning and hike with James, sit with him during lunch and have spiritual talks by the creek for hours.

These were magical days for me hearing the teachings about our Oneness with nature, seeing images of the “ancient ones” in the face of a mountain as well as intuitively learning to feel the energy and vibration of the land, the significance of a heart rock found along the trail, and ceremonies honoring the four directions of the earth.

We experienced so many miraculous moments and healings.

Another parallel that surfaced throughout “The Autobiography of a Yogi” was the forthrightness of Yogananda’s teacher Swami Sri Yukteswar, while addressing the “ego”  personality of his students.

It was clearly understood in his culture that being forthright with a student was the sacred responsibility of an authentic spiritual teacher.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita” states “Very few human beings are ready for the highest spiritual blessing: the help of a true spiritual teacher. That all human beings need whatever help they can get, however, is surely very evident to anyone but the most errant egotist.”

I was mesmerized reading Yogananda’s biography. It helped me to completely understand why forthrightness has been one of the greatest and most loving gifts I’ve experienced with my own teacher.

In the beginning of our spiritual work together I had many moments of anger and frustration with myself as James forthrightly addressed my “ego” during a session.  Sometimes when feeling tears with my ” imagined victimization” these emotions helped me to acknowledge and heal deep seeded issues which I was completely unaware of before working with him.  However, looking into his eyes during those moments I always had a knowingness that I was experiencing a healing process. The more I allowed the power of his love to pierce my ego, unnecessary suffering was dissolved.

After the storm of emotions cleared, the process of surrendering in meditative silence brought feelings of gratitude and freedom that is indescribable.

How many people in your life love you enough to tell you the truth?

The truth about your shadow AND your light so that you can be assisted in your conscious growth and evolution?

Is there a willingness  to accept this deepest form of love into your heart?

To take the risk to prioritize your life journey with the intention of Self Realization and Self Acceptance?

Will you have the courage to begin the journey of awakening when you recognize your spiritual teacher or will you walk away?

The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to these questions.

It’s simply a choice.

My truth is that I know I am a better person and my life is happier and deeply enriched because of my spiritual work with James.

I also realize that I am not alone and I am loved.

I know who will take my hand when the time comes and walk beside me through the veil to the other side.

For me, with a heart overflowing with love and gratitude, I choose to continue my journey of awakening, fully appreciating The Gita’s advice in “accepting the highest spiritual blessing: the help of a true spiritual teacher.”

The choice is yours.  Which path will you choose?

I look forward to hearing your comments.

In Part Two of  “Why a Spiritual Teacher?”   I will continue to share experiences about my journey with my teacher and new insights from “The Autobiography of a Yogi” and “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita.”

With folded hands,

Phyllis

 

*“Why the Peacock Solution.” http://thepeacocksolution.com/

The Word and Message of the Day

Peacock MAY 2013 James Bio PhotoThe intention of this daily word and message is to incorporate it’s truth into your daily walk and practice.

By doing this you are creating the opportunity for peace, love and compassion to reside in your life and the lives of others.

Peace,
James
James@thepeacocksolution.com

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The Word of the Day

Meditating Over Sky105THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Message Of Wisdom

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly sky“Release all suffering and guilt.  Leave your crucifixes by the side of road, and follow the Christ Consciousness within.”     -James

 

The Word of the Day

rainbow-idyllwild

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANSFORMATION

Message of Wisdom

Profound Gratitude

“I am all that I need. 

I have all that I need. 

Therefore I need no – things.”  

-James

The Word of the Day

Angel Gold and TurquoiseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Holy Cross Sunset“If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”  Matthew

 

WORD OF THE DAY

Man Holding Up hands at SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Funnel Sunset La Quinta“Everything is Spirit — in essence, though hidden in manifestation. If you had the perception, you would see God in everything.”   -Paramanhansa Yogananda

The Word of the Day

Wooden Jetty and boat at SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS

AWARENESS

Message of Wisdom

Woman Walking on Pier“Allow Peace to reside in your heart, your home and in your world. And if you wish for peace, be peaceful. If you wish for joy, be joyous. If you wish for love, be loving, and so it shall be.”  -James

 

The Word of the Day

Tree in Rainbow

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward“Choose self-respect and inner truth as a conscious path.  Only then can unconditional love and purity be seeded within the global consciousness.  Individual lives are healed and in their wake, the world is transformed.” –James

 

The Word of the Day

Sunset and PoppiesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS KINDNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

Day Break Bird in Flight“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”      ― Thich Nhat Hanh

The Word of the Day

James Peacock Sunset Three

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

Message of Wisdom

Palm Trees at Blue Dusk“Forgive self first for allowing acts of self-diminishment and shame.  Then make amends with others.   This is the order of forgiveness.”    -James

The Word of the Day

shooting-stars-over-pine-trees-at-night

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GUIDANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple Sunset“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Woman yoga on beach lighthouse in distance THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LISTEN

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

Earth As Light 97“It is a time to remember we are all One – the Uni-verse. One voice, one song.” -James

The Word of the Day

the patron saint of Italy Francis of Assisi who established the order of the Franciscans

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Man's Hand with Birds “Never lose hope, my dear heart.  Miracles dwell in the invisible.”  -Rumi

The Word of the Day

woman at sunset yoga hands upwardTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

 

Message of Wisdom

Laguna Liquid Sunset“Drop your thought beneath all “mind chatter” and touch the ocean of silence within.  It is within this sacred space where clarity and guidance is revealed.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Foot Prints in the SandTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUTH

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“The quieter one is, the more they are able to see and hear and know.” -James

The Word of the Day

Heavenly Sunset CloudsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Message of Wisdom

Buddha1“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
― Gautama Buddha

The Word of the Day

Salt Creek SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Message of Wisdom

Angel Gold and Turquoise“Forgiveness is always necessary when I have the perception that I failed to love and accept myself or another. Forgiveness allows me to let go of any feelings of inadequacy that arise in me.

Forgiving myself is the affirmation that I do not buy into the feelings of inadequacy that invariably arise when I judge myself or another. Forgiveness keeps the slate of my heart open for Spirit to write on. ”     -Paul Ferrini

The Word of the Day

sunset-bird-rocky-coast

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

Message of Wisdom

Woman Profile Silouette  Folded Hands at Sunrise“Our individual soul’s journey involves moving through the labyrinth of illusion in order to regain our truth – the sweet return home to divine innocence.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

A Beautiful Blooming Yellow Lotus Water Lily Pad FlowerTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGEOUS

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Creativity Angel“The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  -Anais Nin

The Word of the Day

Glorious Sunset Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTROSPECTION 

Message of Wisdom

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts, we make the world.”   -Buddha

The Word of the Day

Yellow Dancing FlowersTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FLEXIBILITY

 

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Happy Woman at Sunrise “Refuse to be a victim ruminating in old memories of drama and sentimentality.  Ruminating is akin to re-opening a chapter of a book that has long been read and thus recreates the illusion of victimization.”   -James

The Word of the DAY

Golden Angel Sunset

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHANGE

 

Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning Glow“Let go of the analyzing mind and move within – allowing intuition to reign.”   -James 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Encinitas Phillie

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Yoga Woman Assana“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Rumi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Wooden Jetty and boat at SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Active sportive woman diving in transparent blue sea in bright sunny day, enjoying summer vacation, refreshment concept

“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.   -James

 

Why the Peacock Solution?

Peacock MAY 2013 Phyllis' BioDo you know what it feels like to be loved unconditionally?

To have someone see the beauty of your soul the moment they meet you?

Not the color of your skin or judge you because you’re too fat or too thin.

Poor or rich.

Educated…uneducated.

Male or female.

Do you know what it feels like to have someone simply love you…just YOU?

With no agenda?

Much like many of you…I have moved through many of life’s challenges.

 A painful divorce.

The death of my mother and father.

3 jobs I loved disappearing into the chaos of corporate take overs.

The sudden death of my sister.

Boom….Boom….one thing after the other!

Reeling with how fast my life was changing.

 

When the student is ready the teacher appears. Read More→

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Yoga Woman Golden SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SERENITY

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Encinitas Phillie Golden Sunset Large Wave Peacock Article“We don’t have to go anywhere to obtain the truth.  We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart.”    -Thich Nhat Hanh

The Word of the Day

Eclipse Over  Planet EarthTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSEVERANCE

Message of Wisdom

Woman watching the Moon134

“Forgive self first for allowing acts of self-diminishment and shame.  Then make amends with others.   This is the order of forgiveness.”    -James

The Word of the Day

 

Water Drop 109

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CALM

Message of the Day

Mindfulness woman practicing yoga sun salutation at beach morning sunrise. Silhouette of fit person standing in sun flare raising arms to the sky with an open heart to do a meditation routine.

“Do not awaken with yesterday’s “baggage.”  Be in the present moment, and make each day one of mindfulness, peace, and love.”  

-James

The Word of the Day

OasisTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEWAL

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman on Cliff “In the silence one is in touch with the “Buddha” of self.  It is here where innocence, grace, and humility reside.”   -James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

James Encinitas Essene SunsetThe Word of the Day is

TENDERNESS

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman yoga rear view“Always act on your intuition and refuse to worry about the supposed consequences or inconvenience of following your innate wisdom”  -James

The Word of the Day

 

Young woman running or power walking in mountains on sunset summer day. Beautiful inspirational landscape and female runner jogging exercising outdoors in nature rocky trail footpath on Gran Canaria

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

Woman watching sunset stretched out on rock“Be grateful for each breath, and breathe in the consciousness of Oneness, letting go of the consciousness of separation. Breathe in unity, and breathe out illusions.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Shooting Star in Night Sky

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

The Message of Wisdom

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach

“Be truthful and shift the paradigm of self -deception.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Woman Profile Silouette Folded Hands at Sunrise

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Message of Wisdom

Wooden Jetty and boat at Sunset

“When one can surrender to a higher knowledge that everything is Divinely guided, and eventually all of us get to where we are supposed to be  (no matter what the path), there is an appreciation of the present moments, and a flow to life. ” -James

The Word of the Day

Yoga Woman Assana

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

 

Message of Wisdom

Stunning Sunrise Over Ocean

“Be grateful every moment for it is a choice to see God in all things.” –James

 

 

 

The Word of the Day

River Through Green ForestTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SILENCE

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman Silouette at Sunrise“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Shangrala BlueTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Yoga2 Woman Standing “Pain when accepted instead of rejected can become a profoundly compassionate and cathartic catalyst for growth.”  -James

The Word of the Day

Path in green forest THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHANGE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Meditating in the Morning Glow“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Foot Prints in the SandTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FAITH

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Hands Up Turq and Peach water 123“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”― Thích Nhất Hạnh

The Word of the Day

Angel Gold and TurquoiseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ACCEPTANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

Pine Tree with Sunset Reflecting in Moon“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection”.    -Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

Jesus Holding the Sun in Ocean 154THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Encinitas JJ Sunset photo June 2013“Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.”

-Pema Chodron

 

The Word of the Day

Joyful SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward“Humility is a state of awareness whereby no one is seen as higher or lower”

-James

The Word of the Day

yoga1THE WORD OF THE DAY IS MINDFULNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

James Encinitas Path To The Light Sunset“It is a time to remember we are all One – the Uni-verse. One voice, one song.” -James

 

The Word of the Day

Woman yoga on beach lighthouse in distanceTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

 

 

Message of Wisdom

the patron saint of Italy Francis of Assisi who established the order of the Franciscans

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

― Francis of Assisi

 

The Word of the Day

Woman swimming near rock in transparent blue sea, wearing white dress, relaxation in refreshing water, summer enjoyment concept

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

 

Message of Wisdom

Earth in Blue and Red“With the present global exhibitions of hate and brutality let us consciously manifest peace in our daily lives.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Day Break Bird in Flight

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SERENITY

 

Message of Wisdom

Shooting Star in Night Sky“Let our inner kingdom be filled with the peace that all is well”.   -James

The Word of the Day

Purple & Orange Ray SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman India Mountain Sunset“When we begin to realize we actually don’t have, and have never had control of anything in life then we begin to “surrender” to the flow and timing of the Universe.” 

 -James

 

The Word of The Day

Blue Goddess 98THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Message of Wisdom

Woman meditating underwater“Drop your thought beneath all “mind chatter” and touch the ocean of silence within.  It is within this sacred space where clarity and guidance is revealed.”   -James

The Word of the Day

One Burning Candle  96THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

Message of Wisdom

Red Buddha“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”      

-Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

Laguna Coastline South of FranceTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Happy Woman at Sunrise “Do not squander your moments – laugh, love, and be at peace.”  -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

GratefulnessTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS QUIET

                      

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Encinitas Phillie.jpg Peacock Article“When we are in a blissful and quiet state, we are literally plugged into infinite divine consciousness.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Heavenly Sunset CloudsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow

“In the silence one is in touch with the “Buddha” of self.  It is here where innocence, grace, and humility reside.”   -James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Word of the Day

Peaceful Path to the SunTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHANGE

Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning Glow“The quieter one is, the more they are able to see and hear and know.” -James

 

The Word of the Day

Pine Tree with Sunset Reflecting in MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS

PEACE

The Word of the Day

Woman doing yoga on lake

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS

ACCEPTANCE

Message of Wisdom

Pink Lotus 147“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
      – Buddha

The Word of the Day

Woman Silouette at SunriseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGEOUS

Message of Wisdom

Sunset and Poppies“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” -Rumi

The Word od the Day

Ensinitas Sunset 2 IMG_0810THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEART

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset “When we rest in the heart, we inhabit the present moment fully. We have a choice of what to think, how to feel, and when to act.
We dwell at the place of power and possibility. We have the freedom to be ourselves completely.” -Ferrini

The Word of the Day

Woman walking on Beach135THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Message of Wisdom

Foot Prints in the Sand

“Forgiveness is the act of accepting.  It is the act of accepting fully all parts of one’s self; 
The dance of the light and shadow within self; the act of acknowledging our humanness.  
Unless we have forgiven all judgments we have made, all thoughts that are less than or better than, all of the guilt and shame-then-and only then, can we come into our true nature as unconditionally loving Divine Beings.”  -James

The Word of the Day

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beachTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTITUDE

 

Message of Wisdom

Lake in Autumn 150“Consider building a place within your hearts where there is harmony
Where there is fortitude
Where there is gentleness
Where there is never-ending love
Where there is joy of residence.
By doing this then you are truly mindful of an acceptance for all people, cultures, and religions.”
-James

The Word of the Day

serene1THE WORD OF THE DAY IS BREATHE

Message of Wisdom

yoga1“Be grateful for each breath, and breathe in the consciousness of Oneness, letting go of the consciousness of separation.
Breathe in unity, and breathe out illusions.”  -James

The Word of the Day

Angel Cloud photoTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ONENESS

Message of Wisdom

Snowflake“The ego needs to become a part of Self just as one snow flake becomes a part of a field of snow.”      -James

Message of Wisdom

Meditating Over Sky105“Interiorized prayer brings forth the realization that peace and service to divine ideals are the goal of life, without which no amount of material acquisition can assure happiness.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda
   

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Lavendar Fields 110THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Stunning Sunrise Over Ocean“In truth we have all that we need.

Given this we are abundant and therefore desireless.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS

JOY

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman Happy in Rainbow 132The gift of joy!

May you celebrate the very essence of life as joy.

Through your joyous expression invite all to live life fully.   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow GlowTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Buddha at Sunset 145“The shallow is easy to embrace, but the profound is difficult. To discard the shallow and seek the profound is the way of a person of courage.” Buddha

The Word of the Day

Man and Woman helping each other climb mountainTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

rock-yoga-woman“Pain when accepted instead of rejected can become a profoundly compassionate and cathartic catalyst for growth.”  -James

The Word of the Day

Idyllwild Ship CloudTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUTH

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“Knowing your truth and then not living it is as destructive as having secrets. It leads to an inner struggle which manifests collectively as the wars we are currently witnessing in the world.” -James

Message of Wisdom

Blue Goddess 98“You see what you choose to see, because all perception is a choice.
And when you cease to impose your meanings on what you see,
your spiritual eyes will open, and you will see a world free of judgment
and shining in its endless beauty.”   -Paul Ferinni

 

The Word of the Day

River Through Green Forest THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

Message of Wisdom

Path in green forest

“When one can surrender to a higher knowledge that everything iall of us get to where we are supposed to be
 (no matter what the path), there is an appreciation of the present moments, and a flow to life. ” -James

The intention of this daily word and message is to incorporate it’s truth into your daily walk and practice. 
By doing this you are creating the opportunity for peace, love and compassion to reside in your lives and the lives of others.

Peace,
James
James@thepeacocksolution.com
http://thepeacocksolution.com/james-bio/

 

The Word of the Day

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHOICE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Message of Wisdom

Pine Tree with Sunset Reflecting in Moon“Gratefulness is a practice like happiness is a choice.”

 

The Word of the Day

Woman Walking on PierTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMILITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Woman meditating underwater “Drop your thought beneath all “mind chatter” and touch the ocean of silence within.  It is within this sacred space where clarity and guidance is revealed.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Ensinitas JJ Sunset August 2013  IMG_0216THE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Figure on Lotus“Always act on your intuition and refuse to worry about the supposed consequences or inconvenience of following your innate wisdom”   -James

WORD OF THE DAY

Awareness CloudTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Blue Goddess 98“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    -James

 

The Word of the Day

Yoga Woman AssanaTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS DISCERNMENT

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Moon in Mystical Forrest “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

The Word of the Day

Earth As Light 97THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ONENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Laguna Coastline South of France“Words are the winds passengers.  They travel to the east, west, north, and south of the Universe. May your written and spoken words be the messengers for wisdom, joy, and compassion, allowing our world to be a better place for all.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Graciousness Laguna Heisler ParkTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS APPRECIATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Woman Silouette at Sunrise“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.   -James

The Word of the Day

Jesus Holding the Sun in Ocean 154THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SILENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

Red Buddha“In the silence one is in touch with the “Buddha” of self.  It is here where innocence, grace, and humility reside.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Sedona Brenda Canyon SunrayTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANSFORMATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Yoga Woman Golden Sunset“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.”  -James

The Word of the DAY

Lake Michigan People on Beach THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

Message of Wisdom

Sunset and Poppies“With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.”   -Rumi

The Word of the Day

Brenda Sue Stupa Light Sedona October 2013THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DEVOTION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Encinitas JJ Sunset photo June 2013“Our individual soul’s journey involves moving through the labyrinth of illusion in order to regain our truth – the sweet return home to divine innocence.”  -James

 

 

The Word of the Day

Heavenly Sunset CloudsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ASCENDING

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Yoga Woman India Mountain Sunset“When we are in a blissful and quiet state, we are literally plugged into infinite divine consciousness.”    -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly skyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Meditating Over Sky105“Forgive self first for allowing acts of self-diminishment and shame.  Then make amends with others.   This is the order of forgiveness.”    -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Mindfulness woman practicing yoga sun salutation at beach morning sunrise. Silhouette of fit person standing in sun flare raising arms to the sky with an open heart to do a meditation routine.

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Golden tress skyward view“In the end

these things matter most:

How well did you love?

How fully did you live?

How deeply did you let go?”
Gautama Buddha

The Word of the Day

Candles with orchidsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

JJ Appearance on Beach“Do not awaken with yesterday’s “baggage.” Be in the present moment, and make each day one of mindfulness, peace, and love.”   -James

The Word of The Day

rock-yoga-womanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONSCIOUSNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Moon Lunar Cycles“If we can begin changing our thought about aging as being negative and embrace it as part of an amazing universal cycle then it takes the “smallness” out of consciousness and directs thought to the “bigger picture”. One begins to witness a connection to all things at all times no matter if one is in physical form or not – there is still a vibrant and mysterious connection to the infinite universe.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Water Drop 109THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PATIENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman lying in Grass“The quieter one is, the more they are able to see and hear and know.” -James

The Word of the Day

James Encinitas Essene SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HARMONY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

A Beautiful Blooming Yellow Lotus Water Lily Pad Flower“It is a time to remember we are all One – the Uni-verse. One voice, one song.” -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Stunning Sunrise Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman doing yoga on lake“Forgiveness is the act of accepting.  It is the act of accepting fully all parts of one’s self;
The dance of the light and shadow within self; the act of acknowledging our humanness. 
Unless we have forgiven all judgments we have made, all thoughts that are less than or better than, all of the guilt and shame-then-and only then, can we come into our true nature as unconditionally loving Divine Beings.”  -James

The Word of the Day

Earth in Blue and RedTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FREEDOM

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

Message of Wisdom

Yoga2 Woman Standing “Consider building a place within your hearts where there is harmony
Where there is fortitude
Where there is gentleness
Where there is never-ending love
Where there is joy of residence.

By doing this then you are truly mindful of an acceptance for all people, cultures, and religions.”
-James

The Word of the Day

Encinitas PhillieTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SIMPLIFY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward“Remember, all is an illusion outside of self. These illusions are to learn from, disseminate and dismantle. This is all.
Do not become so attached to these illusions.
Keep life simple. Be a witness.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Glorious Sunset Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning Glow“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future.
We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Active sportive woman diving in transparent blue sea in bright sunny day, enjoying summer vacation, refreshment concept

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

 

Laguna Coastline South of France“Words are the winds passengers.  They travel to the east, west, north, and south of the Universe. May your written and spoken words be the messengers for wisdom, joy, and compassion, allowing our world to be a better place for all.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Man walking on BeachTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONTEMPLATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”       -Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

Sunset and PoppiesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GENEROSITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

 

yoga1“Gratitude is the doorway to abundance.”

The Word of the Day

James Peacock Sunset ThreeTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS JOY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman yoga rear view“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.    -James

A Special Invitation to Nurture Yourself at the Sanctuary

Hello Everyone!

A Special Invitation for you from Brenda Recore, The Peacock Solution’s Life Coach.

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Sanctuary Deck
Sanctuary Upstairs View
Sanctuary whole View of house          

*The Word of the Day

Heavenly Sunset CloudsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS DEVOTION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Hands Up Turq and Peach water 123“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”   -Rumi

The Word of the Day

Ancient AngelTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman meditating underwater“Drop your thought beneath all “mind chatter” and touch the ocean of silence within.  It is within this sacred space where clarity and guidance is revealed.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman at Sunrise THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“Be honest, compassionate, kind and loving.
Do not engage in drama and victimization.
Refuse to participate in illusions.
Surrender the ego., and be in humility.
Show the light, and leave this world a better place, and leave this place a better person.
Peace is the door, and love is the key.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Sunset SpainTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple Sunset“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.”    -Rumi

 

The Word of the Day

Mans Journey of the SoulTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS INFINITE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

 woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”                                    -James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Idyllwild Tranquility 2THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Idyllwild lavender sunset and pine trees one“Let our inner kingdom be filled with the peace that all is well”.    -James

The Word of the Day

Stunning Sunrise Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HARMONY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Sunset and Poppies“Our individual soul’s journey involves moving through the labyrinth of illusion in order to regain our truth – the sweet return home to divine innocence.”    -James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Sedona Red Rocks Randy Decmber 2014THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTITUDE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow“Consider building a place within your hearts where there is harmony
Where there is fortitude
Where there is gentleness
Where there is never-ending love
Where there is joy of residence.”
-James

The Word of The Day

Yoga Woman India Mountain SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGEOUS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Assana“Recognize and honor yourselves….only then will you recognize and honor your neighbors. 
Only then can there be room for the peace that you so yearn within be created without.
 You have yet another opportunity to be courageous – to be who you are, beings of love, beings of mercy, beings of compassion.”  -James

~The Word of the Day

Foot Prints in the SandTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACEFUL

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Figure on Lotus“Out of a thousand, one seeks Me; and out of a thousand who seek, one fully knows Me.”  

-The Bhagavad Gita

 

WORD OF THE DAY

Surrender to the CosmosTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONSCIOUSNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Woman doing yoga on lake“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Tree in RainbowTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward

“When one can surrender to a higher knowledge that everything is Divinely guided, and eventually all of us get to where we are supposed to be (no matter what the path), there is an appreciation of the present moments, and a flow to life. ” -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Red BuddhaTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Earth in Blue and RedWe are all One.
Take in your hearts those who are sick, those who are angry, those who have lost hope, those who are battered, those who have lost their way,
 those who grieve, those who are weary.

Continue to strive to balance self, and find your own truth.  Keep life simple, and leave behind all you do not need.

Remember, all is illusion outside of self.  These illusions are to learn from, disseminate, or dismantle.  This is all. 
Do not become so attached to these illusions.
Keep life simple.  Be a witness.  -James

The Word of the Day

Angel Gold and TurquoiseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Funnel Sunset La Quinta“Words are the winds passengers.  They travel to the east, west, north, and south of the Universe. May your written and spoken words be the messengers for wisdom, joy, and compassion, allowing our world to be a better place for all.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Idyllwild Ship CloudTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GENEROSITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Foot Prints in the Sand“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    James

The Word of the Day

Active sportive woman diving in transparent blue sea in bright sunny day, enjoying summer vacation, refreshment concept

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS JOY!

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Sunset Spain“The gift of joy! May you celebrate the very essence of life as joy. Through your joyous expression invite all to live life fully.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Moon Lunar CyclesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS EVOLUTION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Blue Goddess 98“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.” -James

 

 

The Word of the Day

Awareness CloudTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

Message of Wisdom

Mindfulness woman practicing yoga sun salutation at beach morning sunrise. Silhouette of fit person standing in sun flare raising arms to the sky with an open heart to do a meditation routine.

“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgements and interpretations and accept life the way it is.    -James

The Word of the Day

rock-yoga-womanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS MEDITATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Woman Walking on PierTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PATIENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman watching sunset stretched out on rock“Forgive self first for allowing acts of self-diminishment and shame.  Then make amends with others.   This is the order of forgiveness.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Candles Multiples at NightTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Graciousness Laguna Heisler ParkTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman walking on Beach135“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    -James

 

Message of Wisdom

Day Break Bird in Flight“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”      ― Thich Nhat Hanh

The Word of the Day

Yoga Woman Golden SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

rock-yoga-woman“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” -Ramana Maharshi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Woman watching the Moon134THE WORD OF THE DAY IS VULNERABILITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman doing yoga on lake“Develop the same vulnerability, intimacy and love with yourself that you seek from another.  The  quality and quantity of love you can share reflect your ability to love yourself.”   -Kimberly Marooney

The Word of the Day

Woman lying in GrassTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONTEMPLATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Mindfulness woman practicing yoga sun salutation at beach morning sunrise. Silhouette of fit person standing in sun flare raising arms to the sky with an open heart to do a meditation routine.

The Summer Day

 Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver

The Word of the Day

Moonlit night over the sea 113THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SILENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning Glow“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgements and interpretations and accept life the way it is.   -James

The Word of the Day

Beach Pink Sunset 3 Large RoksTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple Sunset“Refuse to be a victim ruminating in old memories of drama and sentimentality.  Ruminating is akin to re-opening a chapter of a book that has long been read and thus recreates the illusion of victimization.”

-James

The Word of the Day

Man and Woman helping each other climb mountainTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSEVERANCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

ballerina in lilac cloud“Be fearless in walking your own unique and authentic path.”   -James

The Word of the Day

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly skyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Lavendar Fields 110“Gratitude is the doorway to abundance.”

The Word of the Day

pink and purple palm tress sunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATEFULNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Stunning Sunrise Over Ocean“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”   -Rumi

The Word of the Day

GratefulnessTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FAITH

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning Glow“Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.”  

 -The Bhagavad Gita 

Message of Wisdom

Woman swimming near rock in transparent blue sea, wearing white dress, relaxation in refreshing water, summer enjoyment concept

“When we begin to realize we actually don’t have, and have never had control of anything in life then we begin to “surrender” to the flow and timing of the Universe.”       -James

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman yoga rear view“Our individual soul’s journey involves moving through the labyrinth of illusion in order to regain our truth – the sweet return home to divine innocence.”  -James

The Word of the Day

Graciousness Laguna Heisler ParkTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACIOUSNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Eclipse Over  Planet EarthTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Man's Hand with Birds“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.    -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Glorious Sunset Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONSCIOUS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Brenda Sue Stupa Light Sedona October 2013THE WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEWAL

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Angel Gold and Turquoise“If we know what changes a heart, we know what changes the world.”   -James

The Word of the Day

James Encinitas Sacred SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“In the silence one is in touch with the “Buddha” of self.  It is here where innocence, grace, and humility reside.”   -James

The Word of the Day

woman at sunset yoga hands upwardTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Shooting Star in Night SkyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Laguna Blue MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS EMPATHY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Blue Goddess 98“If we can begin changing our thought about aging as being negative and embrace it as part of an amazing universal cycle then it takes the “smallness” out of consciousness and directs thought to the “bigger picture”. One begins to witness a connection to all things at all times no matter if one is in physical form or not – there is still a vibrant and mysterious connection to the infinite universe.”    -James

The Word of the Day

Eclipse Over  Planet EarthTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Sunset Eye of God 2012-06-28 16_26_38“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace – Buddha

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Buddha1“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

Buddha at Sunset   145THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

RemenbranceOcean“Happiness is a choice.  It has nothing to do with that which is external to you.  We have no right to be unhappy.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Yoga Woman Bronze SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Meditating Over Sky105“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu

The Word of the Day

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly skyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ONENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Happy Woman at Sunrise “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” —Rumi

The Word of the Day

Sanctuary 2 chairsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Idyllwild Tranquility Sun in Trees“Your life is an invitation.   It reads “Come As You Are”   -James

The Word of the Day

Sunset and PoppiesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS DEVOTION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Stunning Sunrise Over Ocean“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”   -James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly skyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSISTANCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow“With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart”.   -Rumi

The Word of the Day

 

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beachTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

The Word of the Day

Candles Multiples at NightTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FAITH

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

rock-yoga-woman“As we surrender to the truth of our being, we learn to relinquish the need to control our lives, figure things out, or predict the future. We begin to let go of our judgments and interpretations and accept life the way it is.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Woman walking on Beach135THE WORD OF THE DAY IS BLISS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Man walking on Beach“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?” 
– Gautama Buddha

The Word of the Day

Pine Tree with Sunset Reflecting in MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS BELIEVE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

Foot Prints in the Sand“When we can be fully present with whatever life brings, we are guided to take the next step on our journey. That is the way grace unfolds in our lives.”          -Paul Ferrini

The Word of the Day

Sunset Bird in FlightTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS RESILIENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward“The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.” -B.K.S. Iyengar

The Word of the Day

Burning Candle Black BackgroundTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Message of Wisdom

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple Sunset “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”     –Francis of Assisi

A Special Birthday Message for James

JAMESDear James,

For me, a Spiritual Teacher who has the gift of guiding me inward to a deeper union with Infinite Consciousness is the gift of a lifetime.  Thank you for your loving kindness, eternal wisdom….and blessing The Peacock Solution!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

With love,

Phyllis

 

 

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Man's Hand with BirdsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANSFORMATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Tree in RainbowTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your
presence” Thich Nhat Hanh

Message of Wisdom

Intuition at Sunrise“Knowing your truth and then not living it is as destructive as having secrets.  It leads to an inner struggle which manifests collectively as the wars we are currently witnessing in the world.”  -James

Word of the Day

Woman yoga rear viewTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world

The Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Golden Sunset“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.”  -James

Message of Wisdom

Brenda Sue Sedona Sunset October 2013“Once again, let go of attachments, and simplify. Time is short.

Moments are precious.”    -James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Happy Woman at Sunrise THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

THE WORD OF THE DAY

James Peacock Sunset ThreeTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wissdom

Brenda Sue Sedona Sunset October 2013“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”   -Lao Tzu

Message of Wisdom

James Encinitas Sacred SunsetLet yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” ― Rumi

The Word of the Day

 woman at sunset yoga hands upwardTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATEFULLNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

The Message of Wisdom

Buddha1“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
-Buddha

The Word of the Day

Sedona Red Rocks Randy Decmber 2014THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSEVERANCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Young woman running or power walking in mountains on sunset summer day. Beautiful inspirational landscape and female runner jogging exercising outdoors in nature rocky trail footpath on Gran Canaria

“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    -James

 

The Word of the Day

Candles with orchidsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Encinitas Phillie Golden Sunset Large Wave Peacock ArticleTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

The Message of Wisdom

Angel Gold and Turquoise“Forgive self first for allowing acts of self-diminishment and shame.  Then make amends with others.   This is the order of forgiveness.”    -James

 

 

The Word of the Day

Pink Lotus 147THE WORD OF THE DAY IS VULNERABILITY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

An Easter Message

Peacock MAY 2013 James Bio PhotoRisk being who you are, no matter what.

Risk being what you are, no matter what.

Love yourself as much as your heart can hold, no matter what.

When you do this you are able to then love who you are with, no matter what.

And this will bring the world a step closer to universal peace, no matter what. -James

The Word of the Day

Awareness CloudTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CELEBRATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Word of the Day

Dark CloudsTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

 

Eclipse Over  Planet Earth“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”   -Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

Funnel Sunset La QuintaTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVINGKINDNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Message of Wisdom

Woman Walking on Pier“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Sunset and PoppiesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATEFULNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

The Message of Wisdom

Encinitas Phillie Golden Sunset Large Wave Peacock Article“When you say “I love you” to someone be certain it is heartfelt for if it is not, then love becomes an illusion, rendering it conditional.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Woman meditating underwaterTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACEFUL

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

Message of Wisdom

oasis Lake“Just as a deep lake is clear and still, even so, on hearing the teachings, the wise become exceedingly peaceful…As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not amidst blame and praise.”

 

The Word of the Day

Buddha1THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Figure on Lotus“One should be always on the trail of one’s own deepest nature. For it is the fearless living out of your own essential nature that connects you to the Divine.”  -Thoreau 

The Word of the Day

Meditating Over Sky105THE WORD OF THE DAY IS REVERENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

 

Happy Woman at Sunrise “If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence” –Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Word of the Day

Woman watching sunset stretched out on rock

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates

the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

woman at sunset yoga hands upward“Drop your thought beneath all “mind chatter” and touch the ocean of silence within.

It is within this sacred space where clarity and guidance is revealed.”   -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Man walking on BeachTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONTEMPLATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk

creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

Buddha1MIND YOUR THOUGHTS, AS

THEY BECOME

YOUR WORDS. MIND

YOUR WORDS, AS

THEY BECOME

YOUR ACTIONS,

MIND YOUR ACTIONS, AS THEY

BECOME YOU.

The Word of the Day

Awareness Cloud THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ONENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Raven-Flight “Release victimization in the past. It’s past and has served it’s purpose, and is done. In this very moment you can shift it all – and change your life.”   -James

The Word Of The Day

Mesa Sunrise Red Rock 88THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PRESENCE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

The Message of Wisdom

Meditating in the Morning GlowOnce again, let go of attachments, and simplify. Time is short. Moments are precious.”    -James

 

 

The Word of the Day

Shooting Star in Night Sky THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STILLNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

James Peacock Sunset Three

“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FREEDOM

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Woman Happy in Rainbow 132“Happiness is a choice.  It has nothing to do with that which is external to you.  We have no right to be unhappy.”   -James

 

Message of Wisdom

Creativity Angel

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. 

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”     -Gibran

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Purple & Orange Ray Sunset“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”    -Rumi

The Message of Wisdom

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach“Happiness is a choice.  It has nothing to do with that which is external to you.  We have no right to be unhappy.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Pine Tree with Sunset Reflecting in MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS QUIET

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Woman yoga rear view“The quieter one is, the more they are able to see and hear and know.”   -James

 

Message of Wisdom

Meditating Over Sky105“Meditation deepens your understanding of yourself.
Meditation is a transformative process, rather than a magic makeover in which we doggedly aim to change something about ourselves.
The more we practice, the more we open and the more we develop courage in our life.”
Pema Chödrön

Message of Wisdom

Jesus Holding the Sun in Ocean 154“Humility is a state of awareness whereby no one is seen as higher or lower” -James

Message of Wisdom

Brenda Sue Stupa Light Sedona October 2013“Move gracefully and in silence, live without judgment, and accept with compassion not only your own imperfections but others as well.”    -James

 

The Word of the Day

Micha RavenTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS AWARENESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“Do not awaken with yesterday’s “baggage.”  Be in the present moment, and make each day one of mindfulness, peace, and love.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

Buddha at Sunset   145THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman at Sunrise THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LIVE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Why The Peacock Solution photo of Laguna“If you wish to truly LIVE… feel, don’t think.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Glorious Sunset Over OceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS JOYFULNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Golden Sunset

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Meditating Over Sky105“You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are …transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.”        -Thich Nhat Hanh

The Message of Wisdom

Shooting Star in Night Sky“In the silence one is in touch with the “Buddha” of self.  It is here where innocence, grace, and humility reside.”   -James

The Word of the Day

Brenda Sue Stupa Light Sedona October 2013THE WORD OF THE DAY IS JOY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY**

Double rainbow 108THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman Happy in Rainbow 132“Gratitude is the doorway to abundance.”

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman at Sunrise THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.           

 

 

The Message of Wisdom

Glorious Sunset Over Ocean“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu

 

 

The Word of the Day

Faith Andulasia SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVINGKINDNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.

The Message of Wisdom

Red Flowers“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” ―Thich Nhat Hanh 

 

A Beautiful Equation: An Award Winning Documentary Film

 

A Beautiful Equation.jpg Cropped UCR photoHello Everyone!

UCR Osher Lifelong Learning and UCR Palm Desert Center present the second season of Tuesdays With Spirit and Soul, a documentary film series designed to start mindful conversations that explore the concepts of empowerment, challenge cultural norms, and help cultivate a more meaningful, authentic life.

The Peacock Solution is grateful to be a sponsor of this Film series and each screening is FREE.

“A Beautiful EquationLaughter, spontaneity, and good stories – all are part of this documentary journey with eight grandmothers as they prepare to perform a play about two historic physicists – Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. As the women spin the tales about the scientists with vivid expression, they also share their diverse backgrounds and reveal the beauty and vitality of elder women.

“A Beautiful Equation” film screening:

6:30 p.m. February 9, 2016
UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Phone:(760) 834-0800

 

SYNOPSIS

After twenty years of performing a one-person show about the scientists, Barron decides it would be quite a twist to have eight grandmothers present his material instead. Indeed, the women spin the tales of Einstein and Bohr with grace, depth, and wit!
The eight grandmothers, each with her own perspective and background, give vivid expression to the personal lives of the scientists in this delightful presentation. Their stories and experiences remind us that one doesn’t need to be a genius to be fair, or playful, or to do things beautifully.   

Directed by Robin Truesdale

 

The Word of the Day

 JJ Sedona 2013 Gorgeous Sky and Red RocksTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS BEAUTY

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.  

The Word of the Day

Micha RavenTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGEOUS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

 

The Word of the Day

Shooting Star in Night SkyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

The Word of the Day

Moon Lunar CyclesTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANSFORMATION

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Buddha at Sunset 145“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  -Buddha 

The Word of the Day

Meditating Over Sky105THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SINGLE-MINDEDNESS

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal yourselves and the world.

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Hands Up Turq and Peach water 123 “As soon as we know that love dwells within us, it embraces us from the outside. As soon as we are grateful for what we have scarcity disappears from our lives.  
     Abundance is created through an attitude of gratitude, through the awareness that we are worthy and what we have is good enough.
     The way to abundance is to accept and celebrate what is.   -Paul Ferrini

 

The Message of Wisdom

Jesus Holding the Sun in Ocean 154“Though I stumble countless times, I will never stop seeking Thee.  Lead my footsteps ever onward and toward Thy infinite light!”  -Swami Kriyananda  

 

The Word of the Day

Beach at Sunset  Neutrals Serene 101THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

Applying the word of the day to your daily walk creates the possibility for you and others to heal your selves and the world.