When the soul awakens to a larger view of reality and we realize that we can change ourselves, we begin to feel both personally and socially empowered. Although we may all feel helpless in the face of the overwhelming magnitude of global problems when individual efforts to make a difference seem so insignificant, we are not merely victims in this world. Social empowerment means responding creatively to whatever challenges we encounter and replacing fear with love wherever possible. New perceptions of possibility for a sustainable society that envision a compassionate consciousness infusing the world, in which love is the unifying force that makes global reconciliation possible, need to be adopted by those who aspire to freedom. Spiritual empowerment that frees the soul implies a shift in perception that invites awareness of love’s presence and sees any situation as an opportunity for teaching and healing. Spiritual empowerment is evident in certain qualities and attitudes, such as a lack of defensiveness, a receptivity to learning, an open mind and an open heart. A person who is spiritually empowered is not resentful or vengeful and is fully present here and now……Frances Vaughan
spiritual readiness finds us on the cusp of a delicious and precarious edge….there are no excuses here….only vision and heartache and sweet, deep love for this awesome planet…graced by the humble yin and yang of commitment to reshape some of our destiny through free will, our boundaries slide past questions of adequacy into deeper autonomy….love leads….
Those who serve most potently work on levels of consciousness that have to do with radiating love- maybe God’s love. My own experience is that people who work with love operate on some level deeper than the conscious. It is important that you have a brain and use it, but that is secondary. The basic premise is that you allow something to come through you. Then you use your intelligence to give your work form, to give your heart’s work discipline and logic. But the transformative energy, that which can change events, that heals, that helps, that serves, comes from somewhere deep inside. Philosophical excursions invariably come full circle to the conclusions promulgated by sages throughout recorded history- the conclusions that man cannot safely ignore the life force at the center of his being, that the dignity of man has its inception in the individual, that man’s security lies not in transforming nature but in transforming himself, and that it is impossible to talk about the necessary transformation without using the word ‘love.’…Norman Cousins
You enter the forest
at the darkest point, where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
It takes courage
to do what you want.
have a lot of plans for you.
Nobody wants you to do
what you want to do.
They want you to go on their trip…