Tuesday, March 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: Heather Brovsky)
Friends,Welcome to the Age of the Avatar.
Wait. What does that mean? It sure doesn't mean invalidate all the sage wisdom that has (and continues to) flow through true teachers of the Way. It does mean that the ability to access
The Way, "our" way, is inherently seeded within each of us and directly revealed through refining and trusting our own inner guidance system.
For ages, Gurus, Messiahs and Mystics have lit a path through darkness. Their transmission and teachings served as bridges for students and devotees into God realization, enlightenment, awakening.
In addition to external teachers, teachings and abstractions of God lighting the Way, there is more. We are the bridges. As we embody our own spine and embrace the Mystery that breathes us, we can deepen our intimate relationship with the powers of life as they tutor us, ceaselessly and in infinite forms.
Avatars, (by my definition), are humans who recognize that we are all an embodiment of the divine. Awake to this reality, Avatars, (to the best of their ability). live in conscious harmony with the elements of nature, as apprentices, towards mastery, in direct communion and stewardship with the force of life.
Thankfully, my journey has stripped me of blind devotion, idealized images and abstractions of the divine. It has brought me to the feet and hearts of many amazing human teachers, some pure, some predatory (I am grateful for all I've learned in the process). I have been on a mystical ride of intimacy with divine love, in and beyond all forms. It has brought me to my knees, and returned me home; humble, broken open, free.
What's been revealed? It's the age of the Avatar. The GPS for the Soul is internal. Our true, essential being has always been divine matter. How could it be otherwise?
Don't take my word for it. Let your journey reveal what's Real in you.
Activate. Rock this life!
Monday, March 14, 2016
One of my favorite proverbs: "Fall down seven times, get up eight."
This speaks to me of resiliency; of cultivating an ability to keep going.
So, you fall flat on your face, or on your ass. Whoa!
That hurt. It sucked! Get up, keep going!
Falling or even failing says nothing about your essential nature. It can't tarnish your untouchable divine spark. As humans, we all face challenges and have devastating experiences.
Will you fall and stay down?
Will you dwell in trauma or reap wisdom? Will you transmute poison into nectar? Use all that arises to root and rise?
My vote? Get up. Definitely get up!
Keep walking. I am right there beside you.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Apparently, in the Buddha's final moments, his disciples asked:
Who will guide us once you are gone?"
“ APPA DIPO BHAVA — Be a light unto yourself.”
During a recent dark night passage in my life, I was asked, "Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel?"
I paused and these words came out of my mouth:
"Actually, I see that the light guiding me through the tunnel has been within me...all along."
It is in all of us.