Sunday, October 2, 2016

Playing our own Game

Lately, I am all about
we gotta "play our own game"
(even more than I was before ; )

It is far to easy to get hooked, to get stopped, to fall into inner isometrics and outer stopped...

I believe the answer is for each of us to
"play our own game"
and show what is that like, for ourselves and others.

If we are playing basketball,
  • we can't be stopped when the people not playing - the people in the seats - don't like us or what we are doing
  • we can't be stopped when the other team is trying to take our ball and go the other direction
  • we can't be stopped when our teammates aren't always nice to us, or they don't agree with our theories of this or that
  • we can't be stopped when we didn't get enough sleep or we have a 'test' tomorrow.

We cannot give any attention, any energy, to any of that - and still be all-in - in this game we are playing right now.

If I am Called to do X, to say Y, to be Z.
I don't care what else is happening - inside me, outside me -
I mean to do X, to say Y, to be Z.

This really takes something,
it is not falling off a log for me.

It takes
learning to focus my attention, my intention,
building muscle and endurance
to "play my own game"

I want that.
I want it enough to Go for It.
To take it.

And I want to share with you: It is possible for you to "Play your Own Game"
Life doesn't have to Happen to us, We can Happen to Life!
We can actually heal and learn and grow and blossom-into this way of being.

May it be so,
But, is this spiritual? Is this Christian?
Please read:
Owning our Free-will is KEY in our Spiritual Walk

I keep hearing Jesus, on the cross, almost dead, saying:
"Forgive them Father, they know not what they do"
What better example is there of
"Playing your Own Game"?

Jesus was hard-core & unstoppable in following his calling.
Let's follow his lead!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Being the Captain of our Lives? (Yes! Owning our Free-will is KEY in our Spiritual Walk)


I believe owning our Free-will is KEY in our Spiritual Walk.
Spiritually taking Authority, having Dominion...
I call this Seniority - Being the Captain of our Lives

Some disagree that we should be in Charge of our own lives -
They say that God is to be in control of our lives, not us.

I hear the point,
but I think we are speaking different languages, using different paradigms
- so let’s dig deeper.  From my perspective:

To-day, oh that ye would hear his voice! Harden not your heart - Psalm 95

I need my free-will to follow God.

God gave me free-will.
If i give it away (to my spouse, to my minister, to ‘public opinion’, to my thoughts or emotions)
then how can I choose to follow God? 

I cannot choose to follow God
if there is too much in the way of choosing.
I have no choice, I am not in charge!

On the other hand, if I am the Captain of my Ship (the life and will and power and talents, etc that God gave me)
then when the Admiral sends orders to sail to Iwo Jima - I can do it, and I can do it Now. 

If I am not the Captain of my Ship - maybe, maybe someday I can figure out how to Iwo Jima,
but I will have missed the blessing of fully engaging NOW in the process of God’s unfolding Glory.
God cannot count on me to show up, to do say, act… now.

When God says go Left, I want to go Left, period.
No messing around.

But if I have to worry about what the old pickle-faced lady from church will say,
or I have too much fear to trust God long-enough to lead me into the seeming-void…
Then I am constantly tripping on my own crap, I cannot follow God.

I believe, If we don’t have our free-will,
we cannot consciously, freely, easily, playfully follow God, in this reality/ here & now.

For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck,
is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God. - Romans 8

I need my free-will to become a spiritual adult.

Every healthy parent wants their children to Grow Up, to become themselves, to take the reins of their lives as much as they can.

God calls us to Teleios - to become whole and complete - to become who we are, to manifest into the world what is only-now hidden in God, to become the oak that waits in the acorn.

But, If we don’t have our free-will,
we cannot grow-up spiritually.

We cannot mature into who God made us to be and called us to do;
If we are not “allowed” to walk where God calls us to walk.

In addition, learning to walk looks like falling down.
If we are not “allowed” to fall-down, we are really stuck in spiritual infancy.

I believe if we don’t have our free-will,
we cannot grow-up spiritually, become ourselves and do what we are here to do.

your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you,
"This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. - Isaiah 30

I need my free-will to see & hear the Living God, Today

If we don’t have our free-will,
our soul cannot learn to see the gentle leading of God,
we cannot learn to spiritually discern/distinguish between the Light and the Darkness.

It takes something to open to our soul senses and abilities.
For most of us, we have to choose it, and allow God to lead us deeper -
help us open to comfortably utilizing our soul senses and abilities.

Jesus said, his sheep know his voice,
but we cannot, will not if we willfully keep wool in our ears!
God is Spirit,
and it behooves those worshiping Him to worship in spirit and truth. - John 4
God is Spirit, and God as spirit resides within us.
We must learn to sense this subtle spiritual expereince.
This is a challenge, and everything in our world fights against it: "the world, the flesh, and the Devil"

We need to learn to ride the horse of our spiritual expereince,
without being thrown off,
without being carried away...

We must learn to choose:
  • to attend to our spiritual experience and identity, 
  • to trust our unique expereince of God,
  • to turn-up and down our spiritual experience comfortably, 
  • to discern: how to focus, who to/ who not-to listen-to, where to stand to receive spiritual information comfortably in our physical body... etc etc.
I have much expereince in this realm,
for myself, and equipping and inspiring many others.

I believe if we don’t have our free-will,
we cannot comfortably and usefully access our spiritual information and abilities.

There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God...
Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest - Hebrews 4

Let's Conclude: Owning our Free will is KEY in our spiritual walk.
I could go on and on about how central our free-will is in our dance with God, but this is enough for now.

If we are ever to become spiritual Mothers and Fathers,
we must take-on the spiritual choice/ healing/ battle to regain this most precious gift of our free-will and then spiritually exercise it to gain strength, endurance, flexibility, balance…

As we grow-into our Spiritual Seniority,
we have the mettle to utilize the Keys to the Kingdom that Jesus offers us...

In that way, powerfully and effectively doing the reparative work we are here to do:
together with God, inviting our wholeness into this reality: for ourselves, each other, all of creation... in glorious connection with God...
transforming our world, as we are each transformed, in the Love/ Light/ Life/ Truth/ Way of God.

Spiritually being Senior, taking Authority, having Dominion...
takes something - it doesn't just happen.
We must CHOOSE, DO IT:  TAKE back our free will and GROW into our Seniority.

We are not called to just sit and wait for the heaven-train.
This is a Travesty in modern Christianity, IMO/E.

We are called to become spiritual adults and spiritually co-create our world with God.
Being the Captain of our Lives.
Owning our Free-will is KEY in our Spiritual Walk!

Are you willing?
If so, Truly ask God and Receive, Seek and Find, Knock and it is Opened to you.

There are many paths God can lead you on this exciting journey of:
  • continually getting your free-will back
  • taking-on your Spiritual Authority - Seniority - Dominion
  • growing-into your Spiritual Maturity
  • opening-to blessings and direction from the Living God, in present time, with your ears to hear and eyes to see where God leads.
  • receiving your Keys to the Kingdom and shifting this world...

If you need some assistance, be in touch, this is my ministry.

Blessings on your Unique Path!

the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing,
and forceful people have been seizing it. - Matthew 11

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Way Jesus Loved - and we can too!

I've been having a bit of a challenging morning.

We enjoyed a sweet Women's Circle last night,
and sometimes after leading programs where shifts happen and new possibilities open for myself and for others...
Spiritually, I experience push-back from within myself and from external forces that don't agree-with the Light. 
This can feel shitty
- like fear, like pain, like invalidation, like I SUCK... 

Until I regain my sea legs, and take the helm again ; )
Fortunately, something Jesus showed me a couple years ago, just came to mind.
And of course it is helping open to the Light.

Jesus showed me a way in which he lived,
and in which it serves us humans to live:
IN Love!

IN/ With/ As/ Filled-up with God's Love,
overflowing with the spiritual experience of Oneness,
experiencing our Wholeness and Completeness directly from our Source!

Jesus showed me:
when I come to my relationships full - overflowing with Love,
I am free to just love - period.

I am free to fall into; to more & more easily, naturally love God, love myself, love my body, love my life, love the humans & all my relations, love my path, love Momma Earth, love all of Life, love ALL... just as we are and just as we're not.

In this consciousness, I am free. 
I am free to align and follow the Light where it leads.

When I come to Life empty, needing, focused on my brokenness, etc.
I cannot really love - I'm in a much too self-centered, precarious, vulnerable expereince, to call it love.
I am not aligned with/IN the Light, I am off-track, I am screwed.

I am, of course, always falling off this horse (of BEing IN the Soul expereince of Love)
and eventually, gratefully falling back on the horse... repeat.

Being IN the spiritual experience of Love,
gets me out of the way - Life is Not About ME.
From there, I remember: I am FREE to be, to do.
This is crazy empowering, and life-changing, IMO/E, so I will say it again:

When I am IN Love,
I get out of the Way.
I Realize my Freedom to Be, to Do.

Regardless if *I* am tempted to like or hate me.
Regardless if *they* agree or judge me.
Regardless if I seem successful or not - etc.
I am free to Love, to Validate, to Heal, to be IN Light, to follow the Way God leads.

When I let the River of Life, Love, Truth, God... flow through me - I am well, and all manner of things are well.
I easily share this cascade of Love with all I meet, I can't really help it.
I really appreciate when I am in that place, IN Love.

Now let me go find that horse - it ran off somewhere ;)

Blessings on your Unique Path,

Friday, January 1, 2016

YOU are God's Own Special NUT!

Do you sometimes feel like a Round Peg in a Square Hole?
(secret: so do we all!)

Some encouragement as we start this NEW Year:
You are God's Own Special NUT!
We have our own Spiritual DNA.
We are perfectly designed to be US.
I am inimitably Me and you are inimitably You.

No one else can be who you are.
No one else can do what you do.
so Let's SHINE!

If you do not be you and do your unique path,
your voice in the chorus is missing.
so Let's SING!

No one else can mature into the beautiful flower you are,
so Let's BLOOM!

No one else can share the fruit, the gifts, that you can,
where and how you can,
so Let's Come to FRUITION!

Magic happens
when we let go and BE our True selves,
when we Truly DO our own thing...
when we Let go and let God.

You are not and never will be Bad or Wrong to miss this opportunity,
but you will miss your mark,
and the tremendous blessing it is for you to play your unique part;
and All your Relations will miss your inimitable self, as well as your unique contribution.

Let's not get sidetracked
  • by playing small
  • by replaying old songs that we don't even enjoy
  • by trying to be someone else
  • by doing it like someone told us to...

Please come PLAY, as YOU.
I will do my best to Play as Me.
See you on the field!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Learning to feed ourselves, and - from there - others

When I am stuck, when I feel broken, when my soul is hungry...
It is useful when the question, the request, my ASK...
is bigger than: please I need a fish, and I really need it now!

From this desperate place, I have great motivation and powerful potential to play A BIGGER GAME:
  • please teach me to fish
  • which is the seed of: facilitating fish for Us...

The powerful Lever, my Goal has become:
  • What is there to Learn, to Heal, to Grow-into?
  • Where can I be Willing to change, that I have been resisting?
  • How can I say YES! to my Source, Light, Life, Truth, Path - in a whole new way?

Allowing transformation,
being willing to go from in need,
to opening to my needs being met,
and then as I mature, I naturally facilitate Our needs being met.

Exactly where I am stuck, feel broken, my soul is hungry.
THERE is my chance to invite blessing, and naturally to bless others.
Where I trip, is my treasure - and eventually - a treasure for our world.

Blessings on your unique path,

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Where we trip IS our Treasure

Sometimes our Healing, Learning, Growth, Transformation…
takes a Giant Leap.
We say a BIG YES and magic happens, we are blessed, the stars align - and our lives move forward.

Sometimes our healing is easy, fun, fast, miraculous.
Usually we progress incrementally: slowly-we-turn, step-by-step, inch-by-inch.

This is no mistake.
It isn’t a failure on our part, it doesn’t mean God is not Mighty or we are not Dedicated or Worthy…
We have Not Failed!

Our Journey toward who we already ARE,
our attainment of the Contributions that are already ours to offer,
takes Time, takes Attention, takes Intention.

On the way
  • we HEAL from the wounds and the chains that have kept us down;
  • we GROW through the barriers that held us back; learning to leap the hurdles we used-to avoid, and then crawl-under;
  • we learn to SHINE our light, the Light; to truly BE ourselves, as well as BE the difference we want to see in the world.

And in this PROCESS, we discover Blessings and Glory beyond our wildest dreams.
Under our wounds and chains, beyond our barriers and hurdles:

  • We find lost-parts of ourselves.
  • We find lost abilities, senses, connections - both spiritual and physical. 

  • We allow-in wisdom, insights, and true knowing.
  • We allow-in connection, confidence, charisma.  

  • We discover the Light in the Darkness, is within us - always here.
  • We discover the One we have been waiting for, is within us - always here now.

In this slow PROCESS, we receive the Dark Gifts of Healing, Growing, Shining.
And we are So grateful-for these gifts!
Although we wouldn’t wish this Horrible path - the Horrors we lived, and faced, and conquered to get here - on our worst enemy!

And yet, on the other side of the darkness, when the day dawns,
the Blessings of the Dark Journey start to be seen
we are full of the Light, and we ARE Grateful.

That’s what I have found, for myself and others,
When we don’t Heal in a snap, when we are stuck and stopped:
There is a reason: there’s gold in them there hills!

Where we trip IS our Treasure.
Start Digging!
Don't stop until you are blessed.

Best to you on your unique Healing Path!


Friday, October 9, 2015

{Guest Post) Listen. The Spirit speaks.

Guest Post: Jo Hilder

God speaks. And you hear His voice. 
You do. 
But do you recognise His voice?

We are trained early and consistently by those who wish to lead us that our inner voice cannot be trusted, that we need another to teach us and guide us. 

But Jesus Himself promised to go away and send us a Helper. 
We need only ask for His help, and we will receive it. 
There is no trick to hearing the Holy Spirit speak. 

The skill is in silencing the mind. 
And in trusting. 

When you have learned to distrust the still, small voice and look always to an outside source to bring your truth to you, 
when you have only ever heard a jumble of mixed messages when you look to the silence within, 
any confident person who can string three sensible words together will be able to lead you anywhere they want you to go.

But that's not for you.

Listen. Listen. The Spirit speaks.

Selah, my friends.

Guest Post: Jo Hilder
Jo is an Australian writer, coach and speaker: website.
She shepherds a highly-interactive & nourishing FB group: Free-range Christians