A Special Invitation to Nurture Yourself at the Sanctuary

 Hi Everyone!

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

You are invited to lease our “Sanctuary” in Idyllwild. It is a magical and healing place with 3700 sq ft on 1.8 acres with 360 degree views.
Complete privacy yet within walking distance to the town, restaurants, hiking trails.
If you want a five star luxury feel while in the very heart of nature and beauty there is nothing like it on the mountain.   The Sanctuary has 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 bathrooms.  Perfect for couples, best friend getaways, artist and writer escapes, yoga retreats or individuals who merely wish to leave the stresses of contemporary life behind and immerse themselves in nature, meditation and total peace.

Special discounted prices for all readers of the Peacock Solution.
For more information:

Email Brenda: song4sienna@yahoo.com or Kay: kaykayflo@gmail.com

 

Blessings,
 
Phyllis Johnson
Editor
The Peacock Solution.com
Phyllis@The PeacockSolution.com
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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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTHRIGHTNESS

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

“When one is in total integrity with self, then forthrightness becomes effortless.”
 -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→

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 of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY

 

Message of Wisdom

 “Without mercy there can only be hatred. Fill your heart until  it overflows with compassion, blessing all who cross your path.”   -James 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS UNITY

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

Message of Wisdom

“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

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

Laguna Blue MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS RELEASE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

 

Message of Wisdom

pyramid-of-stones-at-sunset-on-ocean

“Let our inner kingdom be filled with the peace that all is well”.  

-James

The Word of The Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SHIFT

Message of Wisdom

“Once again, let go of attachments, and simplify. Time is short.
Moments are precious.”   

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FEARLESS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

True empowerment is a level of personal power that is so strong it has nothing to prove.
Be fearless in walking your own unique and authentic path.”  

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS BLISS

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“When we are in a blissful and quiet state, we are literally plugged into infinite divine consciousness.”   

-James

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

                      

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

 “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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LIFE

 

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SIMPLIFY

 

Message of Wisdom

“Once again, let go of attachments, and simplify. Time is short.
Moments are precious.”   

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ILLUSION

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS BREATHE

Message of Wisdom

“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

WORD OF THE DAY

THE 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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  JOY

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.” 

-Rumi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ENLIGHTENMENT

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.” 

-Lao Tzu

Message of Wissdom

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

The Word of the Day

 

                                  THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  INTROSEPCTION

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“You can only go into the unknown when you have made friends with yourself.”    -Pema Chödrön

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

 

The Message of Wisdom

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

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SELF

 

 

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

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

Message of Wisdom

“What a Joy, to travel the way of the heart.”  -Rumi

The Word of the Day

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEART

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The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANQUILITY

 

Message of the Day

 

 

“The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.”

—Swami Sivananda

THE WORD OF THE DAY

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CLARITY

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

                             THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

                             “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

                                                                                         -Lao Tzu

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

Message of Wisdom

young-woman-praying-at-sunset-left-profile“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

 

Message of Wisdom

“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 

Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS MIRACLE

Message of Wisdom

 “Never lose hope, my dear heart.  Miracles dwell in the invisible.”  -Rumi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSEVERANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

 “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” 

-Pema Chodren

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

 

The Message of Wisdom

“God’s voice is silence.

Only when restless thoughts cease can one hear the voice of God communicating through the silence of intuition.
That is God’s means of expression. “

-Paramahansa Yogananda 

The Word of the Day

                                                                         THE WORD OF THE DAY IS POSSIBILITY

 

Message of Wisdom

 “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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

 

Message of Wisdom

“Do not squander your moments – laugh, love, and be at peace.” 

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TOLERANCE

Message of Wisdom

“It is a time to remember we are all One – the Uni-verse.

One voice, one song.”

-James

 

The Word of the Day

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

Message of Wisdom

“Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.” 

-Buddha

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GUIDANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

“I have faith that God will guide me to the ways that I can make a difference in the world.
I step forward in action, that my hands and feet may bring God’s peace to the world.”   Unity

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTENTION

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Message of Wisdom

 

the-light-of-the-world“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS THOUGHT

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

Message of Wisdom

 

Profound Gratitude“Let all that you do be done in love.”    1 Corinthians

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ILLUSION

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS RESURRECTION

Message of Wisdom

“Practice the edicts of the great ones; do not insult their offering of the gift of liberation by merely mouthing what they have said.  It is by Christlike behavior, and by constancy in deep meditation, that the aspiring devotee can go beyond the physical self, the astral self, and the shell of consciousness with which the soul is burdened, and find blissful resurrection in Spirit.”  

– Paramahansa Yogananda

THE WORD OF THE DAY

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 “When forgiveness is not given the space is occupied by blame, judgment resulting in separation. Gift the gift of forgiveness without conditions.”  

-James

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!!!!

                          Hello Everyone,

JAMES

Today The Peacock Solution gratefully celebrates the birthday of our Spiritual Advisor James.   Thank you James for your unconditional love, compassion and sharing your Eternal Wisdom with us!   

We love you!   

   

 

 

WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“I once had a thousand desires.
But in my one desire
To know you
All else
Melted away.”
-Rumi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

“First love yourself and then you are able to love others unconditionally.” -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FAITH

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS KINDNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

 

 

“Be kinder
To yourself.
And then
Let your kindness
Flood
The world.”

-Pema Chodron.

THE WORD OF THE DAY

 

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTROSPECTION

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“When you think
Everything
Is someone else’s fault,
You will suffer a lot.
When you realize
That everything springs
Only from yourself
You will learn
Both peace and joy.” 

-Dalai Lama

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SELF REALIZATION

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”   

-Sri Ramana Maharshi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS MINDFULNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TENACIOUS 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“Mind 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

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ATTACHMENTS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“Once again, let go of attachments, and simplify. Time is short.
Moments are precious.”   

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONTENTMENT

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman meditating underwater“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. 

Listen” 

-Rumi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONSCIOUS

The Message of Wisdom

 

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“The “review” of life is very integral to being conscious of life – no matter where one is in the spectrum of aging. One needs to understand their fears, their wounds – release them so as to live more consciously. Then the thought of aging brings wisdom and power rather than dread.”   -James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATEFUL

The Message of Wisdom

 

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

-James

 

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DILIGENCE

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INSIGHT

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ILLUSION

Message of Wisdom

“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.”  

-James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“If it isn’t love let it go, let it be.
If it isn’t love let it go, let it be.
If it is love, let it be.”

-James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  COMPASSIONATE

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

earth-from-the-moon-blue-horizontal“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” -Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  HAPPINESS

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
― Rumi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTITUDE

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ACCELERATION

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Be the vessels of Truth and Love while always singing a song of gratitude.

Earth time is accelerating, and time is precious.

There is a reason it is called Uni-verse for we are all of one mind.
One voice, one heart.

A Uni-verse.
We are all One.”

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS MEDITATION

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

The Word of the DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATEFULNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”   –Rumi

The Word of the Day

One Burning Candle 96THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PROTECTION

 

Message of Wisdom

“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.”   -Bhagavad Gita

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SOUL

 

The Message of Wisdom

 “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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRATITUDE

 

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Yoga Woman Bronze Sunset“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  FEARLESS

 

Message of Wisdom

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

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman Meditating on Rock Peak In Yellow Glow“I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know YOU, all else melted away. ” -Rumi

The Word of the Day

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

 

Message of Wisdom

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

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVE

 

Message of Wisdom

the-light-of-the-world

“Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.”   -Rumi

The Word of the Day

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

Message of Wisdom

“Guilt is a destructive emotion that closes the heart and paralyzes one from seeing all the beauty and joy in the present moment.”    -James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DILIGENCE

 

Message of Wisdom

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.  Strive on with diligence!”  -Buddha

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS RELENTLESS

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

oasis LakeTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CLARITY

 

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

 THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FREEDOM

 

Message of Wisdom

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

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ACCEPTANCE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DESTINY

Message Of Wisdom

“Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel.  I am a carpenter of my own soul.”  

-Rumi

The Word of the Day

 

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

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Though I stumble countless times, I will never stop seeking Thee. Lead my footsteps ever onward toward Thy infinite light!” 

-Swami Kriyananda

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

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

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUTH

 

The Message of Wisdom

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

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SPIRITUALITY

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Renounce attachment and look upon success and failure with an equal eye. 

Spirituality implies equanimity.”

–  Bhagavad Gita

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEART

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

                                             “If we know what changes a heart, we know what changes the world.”   -James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SERENITY

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“Let our inner kingdom be filled with the peace that “all is well.”

The Word of the Day

Woman Profile Silouette Folded Hands at Sunrise

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GUIDANCE

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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SIGHT

 

Message of Wisdom

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

 

 

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONSCIOUSNESS

 

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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

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

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CLARITY

 

Message of Wisdom

“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”

-Ramana Maharshi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ELUCIDATE 

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

  

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

Angel Gold and TurquoiseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS KINDNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

“Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.”

-Pema Chodron

 

The Word of the Day

James Peacock Sunset ThreeTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

 

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

Woman Profile Silouette Folded Hands at SunriseTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PATIENCE

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Be ever- mindful we are beings of peace, that we are beings of love, and that we are beings of harmony. 
We are to be at peace with ourselves, and we are to love ourselves above all else.” 

-James

The Word of the Day

THE 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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS IMPERMANENCE

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVING-KINDNESS

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS ENDURANCE

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

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

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

 

 

The Message of Wisdom

 

“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STEADFASTNESS

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 “Every human being has a unique part in the drama of life, destined according to that individual’s self created karmic pattern.
God has so choreographed the divine plan that each part is important, whether one appears on the earth stage as sovereign or servant.
All roles are needed for the show to go on. No one should feel unworthy if one’s present incarnation is not a starring role.
It should be played with wisdom, nonattachment, and inner freedom, remembering that Reality lies not in but beyond the tragicomic scenes of life and death.”     -Yogananda
 

The Word of the Day

Laguna Coastline South of France

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRANSFORMATION

Message of Wisdom

 

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS UNWAVERING

Message of Wisdom

“You are to live life as best you know how
Be clear in what you believe
Be clear in your intentions
Be clear in your detachments from illusions
Be clear in your neutrality
Be clear who are your allies, and who they are not
Be clear in your willingness to be flexible
Lay down your weapons and walk with your Christed Self – the Prince of Peace within.” 

-James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPOSURE

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS AUDACITY

The Message of Wisdom

“Drop all you do not need whether it be people places or things that no longer serve your highest good.”  

-James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

 

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  TRUTH

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”

—Rabindranath Tagore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS VISIONARY

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“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 PATIENCE   

 

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

“There is no error greater than hatred,

And nothing mightier than patience.

So I strive in every way to learn patience.”

—Shakyamuni Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHANGE

Message of Wisdom

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS EQUANIMITY

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“With equanimity you can deal with situations with calm and reason while keeping inner happiness.”  -The Dalai Lama

The Word of the Day

  THE WORD OF THE DAY IS  INSIGHT

Message of Wisdom

“Let go of the analyzing mind and move within – allowing intuition to reign.”  

] -James

THE WORD OF THE DAY

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DISCIPLINE

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

“The cause of human conflict is simple: one person dehumanizes another.

One side sees the other side as unworthy.
As long as people who disagree perceive each other this way, even the simplest details cannot be negotiated.
But let each person bring to the other the attitude of respect and acceptance, and even difficult details can be resolved.”

-Paul Ferrini

The Word of the Day

Tree in Rainbow

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS STEADFAST

Message of Wisdom

“Be steadfast in your right to be here.
Be humble in the knowingness of why you are here.
Be compassionate in all that you are
Laugh, laugh, laugh.
Laugh at the absurdity of what is being presented as real.
Laugh with the people who love you – love is love, there is no false love!
Each day you are to have kind thoughts, and do a kind act.
Each night take an inventory of your thoughts and actions – discovering where You have been dishonest with self
You are to thank God for life, and to follow your agreements with Mother-Father God.”

-James

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS DISCERNMENT

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GUIDANCE

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

 

Message of Wisdom

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

-Buddha

 

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSEVERANCE

 

 

Message of Wisdom

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”   

-Sri Ramana Maharshi

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTENTION

 

Message of Wisdom

“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

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PARTICIPATION

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

“It doesn’t matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour,

once you light a match it is illuminated.” 

-Paramahansa Yogananda

The Word of the Day

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGEOUS

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Message of Wisdom

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”  

-Anaïs Nin

The Word of the Day

Peaceful Path to the SunTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

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THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

woman-meditating-in-golden-god-rays“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 Word of the Day

eagle-in-flight-blue-rainbow-skyTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SURRENDER

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

 

woman practicing yoga in turq dress on beach“Looking at my life
I see that only Love
Has been my soul’s companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of Love.”

– Rumi

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Jesus transparent walking toward the oceanTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

 

little-boy-praying“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

-Dalai Lama

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

Yoga Woman AssanaTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CONTEMPLATION

 

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

 

Moon in Mystical Forrest THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

 

Message of Wisdom

Meditation in old temple at night sky with Milky Way and stars

“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

Loving SwansTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TENDERNESS

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Message of Wisdom

super-moon“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu

The Word of the Day

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

 

Message of Wisdom

sunrise-at-sea-golden-and-gray-cloudy-sky“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

christmas-star-of-christ-over-bethlehemTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS SINCERITY

Message of Wisdom

 

the-light-of-the-world“Humble and still, I awaken anew to the divine power within me. There is no greater epiphany than to know myself as an expression of the Divine.”  Unity

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 GRACE

 

The Message of Wisdom

Woman yoga on beach lighthouse in distance“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

Message of Wisdom

 

happy-woman-arms-spread-at-ocean-watercolor-sky“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

The Word of the Day

Candles Multiples at NightTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TOLERANCE

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Figure on Lotus“Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love.”

-Rumi

The Word of the Day

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

Message of Wisdom

James Encinitas Path To The Light Sunset“Be the vessels of Truth and Love while always singing a song of gratitude.

Earth time is accelerating, and time is precious.

There is a reason it is called Uni-verse for we are all of one mind.
One voice, one heart.

A Uni-verse.
We are all One.”
-James

THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM

man-on-spiritual-journey-in-circle-and-clouds“Be steadfast in your right to be here.
Be humble in the knowingness of why you are here.
Be compassionate in all that you are
Laugh, laugh, laugh.
Laugh at the absurdity of what is being presented as real.
Laugh with the people who love you – love is love, there is no false love!
Each day you are to have kind thoughts, and do a kind act.
Each night take an inventory of your thoughts and actions – discovering where You have been dishonest with self
You are to thank God for life, and to follow your agreements with Mother-Father God

You are to live life as best you know how
Be clear in what you believe
Be clear in your intentions
Be clear in your detachments from illusions
Be clear in your neutrality
Be clear who are your allies, and who they are not
Be clear in your willingness to be flexible
Lay down your weapons and walk with your Christed Self – the Prince of Peace within.” 

-James

Christmas Eve Message

christmas-star-of-christ-over-bethlehem

This is a Christmas wish to give to yourself and others. The gifts of:

PEACE
For if you do not give peace you are acknowledging there is the possibility for war and for destruction

FORGIVENESS
When forgiveness is not given the space is occupied by blame, judgment resulting in separation. Gift the gift of forgiveness without conditions

MERCY
Without mercy there can only be hatred. Fill your heart until  it overflows with compassion, blessing all who cross your path

INCLUSION
With this gift, let it “include” ALL parts of self. Integrate the human and divine; the light and the shadow;
the king and the pauper; the adult and the child

LOVE
First love yourself and then you are able to love others unconditionally

JOY
Celebrate life joyously and through this joy you are inviting all to also “live” their lives in joy

SIMPLIFY
Drop all you do not need whether it be people places or things that no longer serve your highest good

INNOCENCE
You are wholly the children of God.  You never have fallen from grace or  been mired in shame.
Reclaim your innocence for when there is innocence there is harmlessness

ONENESS
The child Jesus merely wanted to come in innocence. He did not want all the attachments, idolatry, and subsequent persecutions.
He never asked for that. So, this Christmas, look deep into a baby’s eyes and know they just want innocence.
Then look into everyone’s eyes and acknowledge they are the child of God. We are all One.
Give yourself and all this gift of Oneness.

This Christmas season and all the days that follow, be peaceful and there shall be peace. Be forgiving and there shall be forgiveness.
Be merciful and there shall be mercy. Be inclusive and there shall be inclusion. Be loving and there shall be love. Be joyful and there shall be joy.
Be innocent and there shall be innocence. Be at one with yourself and there shall be oneness in the world.

Peace,

James

The Word of the Day

Encinitas PhillieTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ONENESS

 

Message of Wisdom

woman-yoga-golden-sunrise-arms-stretched-out“You are wholly the children of God.  You never have fallen from grace or been mired in shame.
 Reclaim your innocence for when there is innocence there is harmlessness.”    -James

The Word of the Day

One Burning Candle  96THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SIMPLIFY

The Word of the DAY

christmas-star-surrounded-by-small-stars THE WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

 

The Message of Wisdom

Meditation in old temple at night sky with Milky Way and stars

“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

 

Spiritual portrait of a meditating woman in a beam of light shining down through the darkness to illuminate her hands in prayer above her head in a glow of enlightenment as she practices her yoga

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS AUTHENTIC

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 HARMONY

MESSAGE OF WISDOM

Woman yoga on beach lighthouse in distance“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.” 

-James

The Word of the Day

heart-rockTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS FORGIVENESS

 

Message of Wisdom

God Clouds“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

Gratitude WalkTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS DISCIPLINE

 

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

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

Laguna Sun Cross and MoonTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS DEVOTION

 

The Word of the Day

Tree in RainbowTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUTH

 

The Word of the Day

the-light-of-the-world THE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACE

 

Message of Wisdom

 

a white dove symbol of peace in heavenly sky“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

red-buddha

“It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.”
– Dalai Lama XIV

The Word of the Day

light-house-sunrise-detroit-riverTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS LIGHT

 

Message of Wisdom

Sunset and Poppies

“If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.”
—Chinese Proverb

The Word of the Day

James Encinitas Essene SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS HARMONY

 

 

Message of Wisdom

Yoga Woman Golden Sunset“With the present global exhibitions of hate and brutality let us consciously manifest peace in our daily lives.”   -James

 

The Word of the Day

 woman waiting by lake with lanternTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

The Word of the Day

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

 

 

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

Foot Prints in the SandTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS PEACEFUL

 

Message of Wisdom

Woman walking on Beach135“Our life is not about sacrificing self for the illusion of keeping the peace.” -James

 

 

Message of Wisdom

 

woman-meditating-in-golden-god-rays“By noticing my body’s rhythms, I relax into a state of deep peace.  Throughout my entire being, I feel a sense of harmony, belonging, and comfort.
As I continue to breathe, I am aware that Almighty Spirit is breathing through me and as me.”  -Unity

The Word of the Day

Earth with starry background and Moon rising from the horizon.

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

 

The Word of the Day

shooting-stars-over-pine-trees-at-nightTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS TRUST

 

THE WORD OF THE DAY

earth-from-the-moon-blue-horizontalTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS NEUTRALITY

 

 

My Desire to Serve

A JOURNEY TO ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE

By Dianne Hodges

Dianne3headshotBeing a natural healer is inherent in the very core of my essence. Even as a toddler, my mother noticed I would drop my teddy bear on the floor, and I would gently lift him into my arms offering a huge supply of hugs, kisses and comfort. That commitment to healing and the service to others grew into a significant pattern throughout my childhood and into adulthood. But it was not until my mid 30’s before I became fully aware of that part of me. My spiritual awakening and purposeful desire to be of service to myself, others and the Earth began.

At that time, the journey of my spiritual awakening, re-building and remembering my inner life was a difficult shift. I was moving up the corporate ladder, had a family and a great external world, yet my inner world was yearning for more.

How do you abruptly tell your husband and child?   “It is time to move.”

My interests were drastically changing; my body was changing as I became keenly sensitive to other people and my surroundings. Deep down I knew I had the gift of healing, but that did not fit with my fast track corporate life. It did not flow with my desire and commitment to be of service to others.

One day I had an “aha” moment when the idea of going to massage therapy school resonated loudly within my mind. Over the years, my massage practice has benefited many people as they came to me for massage year after year. I am not sure if my clients realized it, but I gain as much from the experience of touch as they do. I absorb the relaxation, peace and calm flowing from their muscle tissues as they release the stress and tension. While building my massage practice, I continued with my spiritual studies and became a Minister.   Again, it was about my commitment to giving as well as receiving.

To me, being a minister and a healer in service means:  to encourage and inspire the many to move out of their darkness and into their own light. When we shine our light, we manifest love in action as it blossoms outward to benefit the collective.

I have undergone many shifts and transitions during my personal spiritual awakening. I remember wishing there was a guidebook on how to traverse this winding road of self-discovery and mastery.
About 8 years ago, I asked myself how could I guide other people to discover this awakening process and to walk through it more skillfully.

In the end, after 8 years of compiling my journals and muses, I had a spiritual guidebook, and thought I would share it with the world. I accepted the challenge to write a book because I knew there were others struggling to understand this great personal awakening process. I wanted to help others flow more gracefully with the planetary transformations taking place. Traveling to many of the sacred sites shifting the negative energies was one way I chose to facilitate the healing process of our beloved planet Earth.

In my book, The Power of Me—Spiritual Tools for the Great Awakening,” I explain many esoteric, metaphysical philosophies, the universal laws, such as free will and free choice, and highlighted our many blessed gifts we each possess. My book is a reminder of what our soul already knows, yet we have forgotten our many spiritual gifts of empowerment.

It can be summed up in one reference: “Your achievements in passing the test are measured by how well you have acted, how well you reacted, how you thought, how you loved and how much you gave to others.”*

diannes-teeddy-bear-2I no longer have my old, tattered and well-loved teddy bear, named Dee Dee, to hold and cherish. But I lovingly replaced him with a wonderful family and friends and the deep acknowledgement of love and healing I give to myself. In order to love others, we must first love ourselves—a lesson and a reminder I received from my dear friend, James.

 

Dianne Hodges
Former biker chick, corporate executive, and now a massage therapist, minister, author, seeker of truth and a student of the divine.
http://www.omniversepublishingsedona.com/
omniversepublishing@gmail.com
*The Power of Me—Spiritual Tools for the Great Awakening. Page 191.
Photo by Ed Hodges. Subject: My mother’s well-loved teddy bear from the 1920’s.

Message of Wisdom

 

Purple O Keefe Flower“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

 

Man's Hand with Birds“I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you, all else melted away.”   -Rumi

 

Message of Wisdom

Buddha1

“Silence the angry man with love.

Silence the ill-natured man with kindness.

Silence the miser with generosity.

Silence the liar with truth.”    

-Buddha

THE WORD OF THE DAY

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

 

 

The Word of the Day

 

Blue Goddess 98THE WORD OF THE DAY IS INTUITION

 

 

The Word of the Day

Meditating Over Sky105THE WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPASSION

The Word of the Day

James Peacock Sunset Three

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS LOVE

 

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

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

James Encinitas Essene SunsetThe Word of the Day is

TENDERNESS

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

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

 

 

The Word of the Day

Day Break Bird in Flight

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS SERENITY

 

The Word of the Day

Laguna Coastline South of FranceTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

 

The Word of the Day

Peaceful Path to the SunTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS CHANGE

The Word of the Day

serene1THE WORD OF THE DAY IS BREATHE

The Word of the Day

Happy Woman l Jumping Purple SunsetTHE WORD OF THE DAY IS

JOY

 

The Message of Wisdom

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

 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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

 

Message of Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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