A saint of compassion and love. An Enlightened Warrior that sets a powerful example of kindness.
The universe gifts us signals and signs all the time. When we are fortunate enough to be present and receive the blessings offered, we can find much comfort in these sacred messages from the 'source'.
At a recent visit to Kinkos I experienced a paper jam when attempting to make copies from the upper chamber of the machine. This prompted me to open the lid to make copies in the old fashioned way. Low and behold, I found a beautiful sketch of Mother Teresa in the copier.
I looked around, thinking I would find the artist and give it to them... Maybe they forgot it? There was no one around, only me and Mother Teresa. I pondered that it may be a gift for me from the universe, but then decided it WAS a gift, but not just for me, for anyone who wanted to receive it. So I made a copy to take home and left it under the lid as I had found it.
As soon as I got home, I found this moving interview with the Mother. In it she speaks about many types of poverty and hunger... and not just the 'no money, no home' kind of poverty and hunger, but a poverty of people feeling hungry to be 'loved'. She speaks of how many are hungry in the world, and not just for something to eat, but to be recognized as someone who can be loved, and to receive that love, to know love.
Upon receiving this gift of her in the copier at Kinkos, I had to ask myself; Where am I hungry to be loved in life? Where am I hungry to be loved in my body, mind, health, and emotions? I ask you- How can you share more love unto your self, out in your community, family or friendship circles?
I heard a speaker recently say that spirituality is simply about being a nice person to others. Maybe we can start there.
Anytime I am drawn to 'serpentine' crystal rocks, I know my kundalini is shifting sands. The serpent, or snake represents, among many things- an awakening. It's presence signifies there is energy within you that is seeking change or a release.
For most, we cannot 'stop' growing as children. Our bones and bodies know only to grow and change. Much like physical 'growing pains' that occur while we become youthfully mature stewards of the earth,... there can be emotional, mental and 'spiritual' growing pains that happen after our physical bodies have stopped growing. The truth is, we are always growing in one way or another. Growing new cells. new organs, new attitudes, new perspectives, new abilities to love and receive love...
Are your spiritual practices awakening new levels of energy within you? Do you feel as if new memories are possible? Are you are willing to let go of pains of the past? If the answer is YES, then do the work required to heal yourself. Healing often requires us to slow down or take time out from our day-to-day routines. Reflect and relax. Unplug from the grid. Feel your emotions and then release them. As you feel (the innate growth of) your spirit ever pushing you to expand beyond the notion of who you think you are... Make room for the awakening energy within you to transmute and rise. Set ablaze your Staff of Power, in motion to the rhythm of your sacred soul. Dance the dance of the serpent.
Teachers, parents, guardians, counselors, tarot readers, healers, caregivers, team leaders,... and everyone that holds space for others to be safe, be well, be educated, be healed, be seen, be heard and be loved..... Take time out to heal yourself!
Know that you can press the pause button on life. And no, the world will not explode without your gifts, though it may implode if you do not slow down once and a while and breathe with purpose. The relations between you and your community, family, clients and friends will only be enhanced by you taking time out to recharge your batteries.
Listen to the call... What is it? It is your body, your emotions, your mind... asking you to relax. Perhaps some deeper issues or lessons have been calling for your attention. Is it time to do your personal inner work? Your growth is important. We need you to know what it feels like to grow, so that as we enter our own growth, you can hold that space for us too. With Gratitude, xo Tuesday