Over the course of our lifetimes much will happen. How we react, how we choose to respond is up to us. Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer, the instigator of the Love and Kindness Initiative joins Janet in their shared awareness of what is possible. What happens when we let love be our only response? Not hatred, not complacency, not fear. From within our sense of Wholeness, is there a challenge of only extending love and kindness to others in our world?
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
As a human animal, what is is like to be able to experience emotions, such as love and hate and everything in between? Each emotion feels different as an energy and take us into different places in being. They can rule our lives for some and for others they are navigation tools to experiencing Wholeness, as all life's ups and downs, Oneness as connection and ultimately Being.
Other mammalian animals have emotions that are witnessed in nature all the time. If a animal feeds her young through her breast you can guarantee certain emotions are present. The others use environmental signals to keep their young safe.
What about feeling physical sensations? To feel a smile, to scratch an itch, to cough, to hold hands, to feel your heartbeat and your breath. No two people are going to do it in just the same way.
All is unique to each of us. We share in our human design but what each of us are under the skin is unique. How you feel emotions and feel sensations is yours alone. How you put together and construct meaning of being is yours alone.
How you think about who, what, where, when you are is totally up to you. This you, that is subject to influences of all kinds through out ones life.
This is thinking, this is mind, this is being.
And under all this, at core of our humanity is Consciousness, our sense of ourselves bigger than ourselves. It is us in connection to all we find around us. Where our outside layers focus on individuality and our inner layers know us as all one, without label. All One, just expressing in different forms with different levels of awareness.
Rupert Sheldrake PhD, brings us awareness that shared genetic memory is real between species. It is Morphic Resonance. I know this to be true from my own experiences of synchronicity.
I enjoy the 100th Monkey Principle as real all the time. That tale is about how a monkey on an isolated island did a new action in cleaning fruit and soon other monkeys, with the shared genetics, on other isolated islands demonstrated the new behavior also. Something happens here and then it is elsewhere. I am always looking for that 100th monkey that changes everything. I easily see it as extending beyond the form, as shared thought, ideas, constructs.
The human design has a certain range of sensory information that is different than other life forms. We are not as specialized as others. Take the dog's ability to smell, the eyesight of the eagle to see and you kind of get the idea. We are not the best at any one sense but we are adept with many senses. This could be part of our fascination with superheroes who embody a remarkable level of ability in some one sense usually.
As far as shared genetic memories you can contemplate the level of awareness of the bacteria in your body, or the fungus within. For our bodies hold lots of forms of life that are in communication with our bodies below our regular levels of awareness. Fungi are cellular creatures that eat and fill space. That is it's directive. Wouldn't seem a level of intelligence present but something has to be present. And you need fungi but not out of wack in a finely tuned level of relation. We don't want it to take over. Like Candida for instance in the body.
So what if the fungus and bacteria in my body was in connection, communication with the matching fungus and bacteria in your body? Would you notice? Does this explain the closeness that is present between strangers and even family? Not so much your life experiences but maybe also shared references inside our bodies? Just a thought. Maybe this is part of empathetic resonances and quantum entanglement.
If you are confused inside about your place in yourself, in your family much less the world, if you are in fear about the world around you, are the rest of us picking up on your vibration?
So we need to be aware of our frameworks of the world outside of us. They totally reflect our inner framework about how and who and what and when we are. This is how we create reality.
Love, kindness, compassion and respect are some of what I want to experience in my world reality. Are they within me?
Have a wondrous week.
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Life is a transcendent state weaving together many forms of expression. Whether it be earth, animal or human, all Life, past, present and future, resides together in Consciousness, no one thing separate. Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly, DVM and Janet contemplate this shared state with wisdom gained from our past and present pets and from nature. In being aware of this web of life, we can take better care of ourselves and be better stewards of all living creatures and of our unique home planet Earth.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019
We attended a memorial service for an friend a few days ago. It was at a Friends meeting house and it was a lovely acknowledgement of a man's life.
We sat in concentric circles with Jeff's family in the inner circle surrounded by his and their neighbors, colleagues, friends and community. He was not present in body, but he was present everywhere among the hundred or so gathered to honor and mourn him.
Set amidst different musical pieces I am sure he enjoyed, we came together to sit and share in Jeff. The bulk of the service was about this. To sit in unity and recognize, reflect, share and grieve for what would be no more in a body. We were witness and served as a collective eulogy. It was powerful, it was wonderful, it was grace for him and us.
Death has a way of focusing us and stripping away the clutter of life into its real center, connection. His was a big energy packed into a stocky powerful form that reflected his inner blacksmith. Boisterous, full of stories, knowledge, wisdom, booming laugh, alongside opinions and yet willing to change them if convinced.
Jeff, in his lifetime demonstrated grace, respect, friendship and mentoring. He was a man of deep convictions and moral integrity. Both as a consciousness objector in his time of war and offering his hand to another. Honed with degrees, an encyclopedic mind, no one's fool, he was robust in expressing life, he was a puppy inside.
He was a living connection to our past less mechanized and industrial society and the history of creation then.You made what you needed. There was no Home Depot down the street.
His joy was in making things, getting his hands dirty, and diving in, whether it be a marriage, helping a child develop into an adult, creating a company, being an expert in his field, home and landowner and as a blacksmith. He had the eye and tolerance to help foster others into being the best they could be and not what he might have wanted. His was an artist's eye to see into the medium in front of him as raw potential and help to bring it out, while also humble about his helping.
In the reflected warmth of his friends sharing their Friends Meeting Room, we each sat in those concentric circles around his wife, 3 children and their families.
The space provided support and the opportunity for any to share as they were so moved and many were moved to share, to acknowledge for themselves and us a relationship of worth. We were allowed to feel what we each felt.
We reflected his passions and shared interests. Young blacksmiths sat next to a grieving longtime grateful business partner and friend, neighbors who shared fences with his ever changing artistic Victorian home, friends of his equally powerful partner in his wife, his talented children, and the young artist community of sculptors, metalworkers, painters and creative minds that he had been a father energy to. The good kind of father we each want.
As I listened and felt, I was aware of how all had gathered and given witness to what had been real beyond my own limited experience of Jeff. Sometimes it does not happen to share a lot of time with someone. The gift is in the moment of being together. I remember these moments.
We then shook hands with those around us to have the physical connection of life that Jeff created.
He was able to spend his last months with his family, friends and colleagues that brought that connection front and center. He had a chance to see what legacy of connection and warmth of spirit he had created in being himself. Every moment was an opportunity to express gratitude and he did.
In every picture he is glowing.
He appreciated the wholeness of life, the give and take, the joys and sorrow, the hand in hand of experience of being with others that all lives contain. It was a full life. It was the man we gave witness to in the circles of his life.
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A lot of people wonder if they make a difference in being alive. How important are we each in the in the scheme of things, this life? Joining Janet is Steve Farrell, director of Humanity’s Team, a global grassroots spiritual movement. They will share how our individual sense of conscious leadership affects each of us and the world around us. Being is the alignment of one individual as the One in action.