Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring into Magic!


"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself" ~ Zen Proverb

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke



As I started my day this morning, I was spell-bound by the brilliant display of flowers all around my home. In the Bay Area, spring has definitely sprung!

Everywhere I looked, blossoms have burst in a profusion of colors: white, magenta, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red, and pink. Young grasses of verdant green dance in the soft breeze. Delicate new leaves are poking out of bare branches where they have slept through winter.

I am witnessing life in its full splendor and spring regalia. So glorious, indeed!

I invite you to allow yourself to get away from your desk, from the unfinished busy-ness in your day, and go out and greet spingtime with open arms and delighted eyes. Abandon your worries and obligations, and replace them with a sense of joy and ease, even for just a short time each day, and you will find that life greets you back with the same, if not more, delights!

Abandoning your worries for a while and focusing your attention on joy and beauty is not a denial of problems or duties. No, it is a graceful and gentle process of entraining your energy system to vibrate at the level of your Source where all solutions are present and healing is available.

Try this small and wonderful practice for several days, and you will be surprised how much room you are creating for inspiring changes to enter your life.

Wishing you well-being abound!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Being In Spirit

(This article was first published in April 2007 Metta Center email Newsletter.)

Yesterday, I walked past sunlit blades of grass. They smelled so fresh and wholesome as my legs brushed against their blades. I watched the wind run on top of the grass, swaying the tips so gently. The verdant green blades touched me deeply, awakening a sense of wonder and awe. It felt like I was drinking from a fountain of light.

I felt filled and full. I felt connected. It felt wonderful. How amazing it is to be in Spirit.

In his book "Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling," Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "Think of the word inspiration as meaning 'being in-Spirit.' When we're in-Spirit, we're inspired and when we're inspired, it's because we're back in-Spirit, fully awake to Spirit within us. Being inspired is an experience of joy: we feel completely connected to our Source and totally on purpose; our creative juices flow, and we bring exceptionally high energy to our daily life."

I invite you to give yourself permission to be with -- and in -- your awesome Divine Spirit.